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Volume V. 

A Continuation of fhe i^y/vTr?^ j! Thief River Falls Forum 

Thief River Falls, Pennington County, Minnesota, | Thursday, Jan. 7, 1936 

Historical SMiotv 

Number 40 


New Governor Asks That 

Legislature Boost Iron 

Ore Taxes . 

Inaugural Message Is 

Unusually Far-reaching- 
Holds that Welfare Needs 
Must Be Paid For on 
Current Basis 

Centralization of all state public 
■welfare agencies on a long-time 
basis — establishment of a state li- 
quor dispensary — liberalization of 
relief — tax reduction for homeown- 
er and farmer — increased taxation 
on wealth — these were, advocated 
by Governor Elmer A. Benson in 
hi* inaugural message to' the state 
legislature, delivered Tuesday at 
rhe state capitol. 

Consistent with 1 his campaign 
program, the ne\v governor, who 
she day before took his oath of of- 
iioe, especially recommended that 
the legislature drastically increase 
the tax on iron ore mining, and 
that increase in government ex- 
ive-necg »be met on a current basis. 
; Recommendations Listed 
Other recommendations of Gov- 
ernor Benson's called for laws 
which "would: » 

Establish a civil service system 
l'or state employees, make tli? 
workmen's' compensation act com- 
pulsory on all employees, increase 
compensation benefits for fatali- 
ties 'from the present $7,500 to 
$10,000, exempt all homesteads and 
farms operated by their owners 
from the state levy for at least the 
first $4,000 of assessed valuation, 
tax chain farm operators. Governor 
.Benson also suggested a memorial 
by. the state for the late Governor 
Olson. '"'Governor Olson's name," 
"Bunion said, "has become a symbol 
in Atnerica for the struggle of th? 
. fomm^n man against the forces of 
; greed, avarice, and social. and eco- 
i 3!omlc injustice.'' 
i Cites Relief Seed 

In reference to unemployment. 
"■. relief. Governor Benson declared: 
! "The continued unemployment of 
! -millions of workers throughout the 
1 country presents not enly a gigan- 
i tic. relief problem, but makes ne- 
- vhS^ary a .complete revision in our 
•■ipproach to tlie^-prolilem of relief 
generally. The unemployed per- 
son in need of relief is not one re- 
quiring specjUl social care: he is 
a victim or a system and of fac- 
lors OTer which he has no control. 
Those who* still require special so- 
cial care should be separated from 
the iobUss. whose sole need is 
■work, or the income which they 
would derive from, work. 
. " "A. new national and state .policy 
reflecting this new attitude to- 
■ -wards, the unemployed is vitally 
need-M. Unemployment assistance 
should start not after the person 
out ol work has expended all of hU 
or her resources and lias come to 
the stage of actual pauperization, 
bnt as .soon as he or she becomes 

"The income c-f the jobless, . of 
course, should come through social 
insurance, hut until adequate so- 
cial insurance can be established 
coverirrg aU -workers, it is patent 
that either J.^bs must be supplied 
by the government or cash allow- 
ances or unemployment assistance 

"Drues TVo-.-k Program 
The Governor t'urgested a pro- 
visional . work piMCTam, which 
eculd b £ administered through the 
( Continued from page 1 ) 

Coop Creamery Shows 
Big Business Increase 

According to figures ■ announced 
by G. S. Bergland. manager of the 
Thief River Palls Cooperative 
.(Jreamery, the year 1936 showed a 
marked improvement over past 
years. Comparing 1 the year 1936 
with the three years preceding it. 
it was found that a total of 696,917 
pounds of butter established a new 
record. The output for -1935 was 
481,807. for 1934, 417,642, and for 
1933. 316,049 pound's, shewing the 
remarkable gain of 215,110 pounds 
over the past year. . 

; The butter sales for the . year 
1936 also showed a substantial gain 
over that of 1935 the total for the 
year being 111,372 pounds, com- 
rtered with 100,686 pounds jn 1935. 

The annual meeting of the R tock- 
holders of the creamery.. will be 
he3d February 15. at- which time 
a jconvplete report of ;the past 
year's business operations will be 
.submitted for examination. 


The new Attorney General of 

Minnesota who succeeded Harry F. 

Peterson who was appointed to 

the state supreme oonrt bench. 


Meetings in. Each County 1YU1 Be 

Held Following District Meetluff 

Here iNext Tuesday ; 

• Next : Tuesday, Jan. 12, the Le- 
gion club rooms in the city audit- 
orium in this city will 'be the scene 
of a meeting of county allotment 
committees and county agents of 
ten counties of northwest Minne- 
sota. The- mf"-*ing will start at 10 
o'clock in the morning and conti-. 
nue on all day. The ten counties 
represented will he Pennington, 
Red Lake, Marshall, Roseau, Kitt- 
son, East and West Polk, Mahno- 
men. Norman, and CUsrwater.' 

At this meeting those attending 
will obtain the information con- 
cerning the 1937 soil conservation 
program for the ensuing year. The 
week following this meotins there 
will be- meetings held. .in each _ot 
these counties for the' purpose of 
explaining the program to farm- 

The- county agents and the allot- 
ment committees from all counties 
in Minnesota attendee!, a state meet 
ing at the University -Farm St. 
Paul, Wednesd>" .Dec. 30th, at 
which time crop allotment agents 
.from Washington explained the 
new program. I 

City's Two Civic Groups 
Will Banquet Tonight 

A joint meeting, consisting of a 
banquet followed by a business 
session, will be held this evening, 
Thursday, by the Senior and Jun- 
ior Civic & Commerce associations 
of this city at the banquet room in 
the auditorium, beginning at 6:30. 

Plans for a program for the two 
civic organizations for 1937 will he 
discussed. Outlining a course for 
the business affairs for this cltiy 
has been done by committees of 
the two respective groups and this 
will . be followed in the discussion. 

Turkey with all the trimmings 
will be the main part of the ban- 
quet. Publicity agents of the Paul 
Bunyan Winter carnival, at Bemid- 
ji will be guests of the evening. ; 

Will Transmit Governors 
Message to the President 

A.-D. Brattland, who had 'been 
visiting here at the home of his 
parents, Judge and Mrs. CM. A. 
Brattland, during th e Christmas. 
iiolidays, left Monday for Bemidji, 
enroute to St. Paul, where he is 
legal council for the state conser- 
vation department. . While here 
Atty. Brattland attended to legal 
matters pertaining to the Mud 
Lake conservation project in Mar- 
shall cou nty . 

The hoJjQT has been (bestowed 
upon A, D. Brattland to transmit 
Governor Benson's personal mes- 
sage to .President Roosevelt by 
short wave radio, transmission on 
Tuesday/ Jan. 19, the. day before 
thp president's inaugural, for his 
second term. 

-The American Radio Relay 
league, consisting of. amateur ra- 
dio transmitters, had been extend- 
ed the privilege to send-the special 
message to the governor of each 
state just prior, ti the president's 
inaugural Jan. 20, and the most 
outstanding, radio amateur in each 
state wa* chosen, for the job. Mr. 
Brattland ha a been a radio trans- 
mitter since early boyhood days. 


Numerous Proposals Re- 
commended for State 
Legislation -' 

Program of 1935 Is 

Strongly Supported 

Convention Was Held By 

Pennington Group 

Dec. 30th 

A number of resolutions were 
adopted by the convention of the 
Pennington County Farmer Labor 
party held Wednesday last week 
in Thief River Falls. The gather- 
ing also elected five delegates to 
the state convention and authoriz- 
ed the county executive committee 
to name the delegates to the Ninth 
District Convention at Mahnomen 
next Saturday. 1 

In addition the convention went 
on record favoring the legislative 
program as. outlined by the State 
Farmer Labor ; party Nov. 23rd, 
19£5. In tliis program the measures 
favcred are:- 

Old Age Pension of $50 per 
month to needy persons above 65 
years of age, administered by ths- 
stale board of control and paid for 
cut of taxes based on ability to 

Unemployment Insurance on 
straight pooled, fund plan and all 
employers of one or more persons 
in industry, the employer >to -bear 
the cost thereof. 

The agricultural program pro- 
posed to' cut Interest rate on loans 
over §500 to 6_ percent, the legal 
rate to be reduce-d to 4 percent; an 
unlimited extension of rural elec- 
tric power; increase in oleomar- 
garine tax; a law to outlaw delici- 
ency judgments and a law provid- 
ing for receivership ;ot large busi- 
ness concerns' failing to'pay delin- 
quent taxes. ! ; 

The other resolutions are: 

Resolution No: I: 

BE IT RESOLVED: "That a gra- 
duated tax on farms with a. higher 
rate on larger' farms be 'adopted 
with the- minimum rate up to 640 

Resolution No. II: 

We recommend that Article VI, 
Section 3 of the State Party Con- 
stitution be amended to read as 

.. To Local Clubs, twenty-five 
per cent. 

1. To County Central Commit- 
tee, fifty per cent. 

. To State Committee of the 
Association, twenty-five per cent. 

d. To the Official Paper of the 

Farmer-Labor Association. fifty 

per cent (50c) for which the indi- 

(.Oontimied on Last Page) 

Workers Protective j 

League >fill Hold Its j 
1937 Annual Meeting 

The, Workers'. Protective League 
cf Thief River Falls, affiliated with 
the Workers Alliance of America, 
will hold its annual ■'. meeting Mon- 
day, Jan. 11. at 8 o'clock, in the 
basement of the Union Stats! Bank 
At thib meeting all 'standing com- 
mittees for the year 1937 will be 
elected. ! - j 

At its meeting ofi Monday, Dec. 
28, the League adopted two amend, 
mehts: to it*, constitution, chang- 
ing the date of annual meeting 
from the first Monday to the sec- 
ond Monday of January of each 
year, and also j changing the name 
to - "Workers Protective League," 
so as not to exclude women, from 
its membership. -■*-,-'■. 

In -view qf the present srtaiation 
in relief and WPA. the business 
manager of the League, Earl E. 
Long, urges every member 'to*- be 
present at the annual meeting. 

124 are Enrolled for 
Four State CCC Camps 

The jfull quota of 124 CCC men 
from the six northwest counties 
of Minnesota ytere sent to four 
state CCC camp* from Thief River 
Falls, Wednesday. L. G. Larson of 
our city, who is the county enroll- 
ment officer, had charge of the 
group In conjunction with Capt. E. 
C. Erickson of j the New London 
CCC camps. | 

Thirty-two of the enrolled men 
were. sent to the camp at Middle 
River, iwibh the rest sent -to the 
camps j at Bena,jSchIey and Remer. 
Twelve of Pennington't, quota 
went to the Middle| River camp 
with the other I four going' to the 
other camps, j I > 

Pennington county's quota was 
only ten, Mr. Larspn stated^ but 
an extra six were enrolled because 
Polk county failed ltd fill its quo- 
ta. j .J^X | 

The counties sending young men 
for enrollment I were Red I Lake, 
Polk, Marshall.] Roseau, Kittson, 
and Pennington! | ' j 

NYA Sponsors Ping- 
Pong; Project Assisted 

Young men and women interest- 
ed in playing ping-pong, checkers, 
And other games are encouraged to 
spend their Monday evenings be- 
tween 8 and 10 o'clock at the Com- 
mercial Club rooms in the base- 
ment of the City Auditorium, where 
ping-pong will -be the main diver- 
sion, -.i 

The ping-pong sets which are of 
the finest quality are being furnish- 
ed by the local NYA office. WPA 
Recreational leaders and the local 
NYA office : will supervise the 
games. Youths net attending 
school are especially welcome. 

Eight local youths employed by 
the National Youth Administration 
hav© been supervising the tobog- 
igan slide, flooding the rink at .the 
ice arena, and clearing off "the skat- 
ing rinks at the Northrop, Knox, 
and Washington schools. These 
youths' wiU assist with this work 
throughout the winter. 

School Reopens After ' 
Vacation; ?Many Sick 

Sessions " fbegan in #he local 
schools Monday of this week after 
a two-weeks' Christmas vacation. 
In view of the fact that ■many this city have children ill 
with the flu. and -colds, the attend- 
ance is 'not as it should be. \ 

New j Manager Arrives 
For Montgsanery-Ward 

Martin G. Peterson, formerly of 
Wahpeton, N. Dak., began his new 
post here Tuesday as manager of 
the Montgomery Ward- Store, tak- 
ing the place cjf A. W. Micltelsoh, 
manager here for the past ftye 
years. Mr. Mickelson was promot- 
ed to the ■ position of manager of 
the Ward store! in Devils Lake. R. 
E. Stewart, district supervisor 
from Valley City, N. Dak., was here 
Monday completing- final arrange- 
ments for the change. \ 

■Mr. Peterson/ who -hag acted as 
manager of the jWah-psiban store for 
three and one-tialf 'years, has been 
connected with the Ward stores for 
the past nine years. He formerly 
served In Ward stores in Oshkosh, 
Wis., Sheboygan, Wis., and Minot, 
N. Dak. Wliile In Wahpeton he was 
president of the Junior Chamber of 
Commerce, a member of the Rotary 
Club, ' o, member of the Shrlners, 
and a director of the Commercial 
club, i 

iMrsJ Peterson and their small 
son will Join Mr. Peterson here as 
soon as living quarters have been 

Patronize our Advertisers 


The Forum supplies in Ha pages 
this week' a supplement contain- 
ing the. laws and resolutions en- 
acted at the special session of the 
Minnesota legislature late in De- 
cemlber. Full data on the unem- 
ployment insurance law enacted at 
the session i« given. 


I •■.-.i-i 

Team Weakened By Two 

Players Illness Due to 



Fast Roseau Team Will 

Play Here Sunday 

Afternoon ■ 

Cavaliers Defeat ; 

Thieves in Arena 3-2 

Local Pucksters Show. Up 
. Well In First Game 
At Home ,] 

The local hockey team, th e Thief 
River Thieves, will fry ferociously 
for their first State-Dominion hock- 
ey league victory tonight against 
the University at "Grand Forks. 
The ThieveB lost their first two en- 
counters but according J;cj the im- 
provement made v hyttie local boys 
in the first games a victory over 
the college sextette is looked for 
toy local fans. ] 

The. Thieves made a fine show- 
ing against the' strong Emerson 
team on the latter'a^ng last week. 
Holding the fast Canadians to a 7 
to 4 count was considered a good 
accbnuplishmenL This was the 
first- game played by any group 
representing thi R city in any hock- 
ey league. Haljock, Emerson, Ro : 
seau and th e Grand Forks Caval- 
iers have associated in league play- 
ing in former years. i 
.. Next Sunday -the. fasti Roseau 
team will be here for another game 
that will be "plenty tough" for thE- 
local skaters as Roseau has a num- 
'ber c-f old players In it^ lineup. 

The first game . and the official 
openinsr. of the large new Sports 
Arena here was played against the 
Cavaliers Sunday afternoon. While 
the visitors emerged victorious, It 
was. only after a nip4and-tuck 
battle that ended 3 to 2. Both 
teams showed flashes of [plays at 
time R and the Cavaliers had a 
tougher battle on their hands than 
they first expected*. ; • 

.The ice was in perfect shape. A 
good crowd attended and the. ev- 
ent was thoroughly enjoyed, even 
a free-for-all fight that started be- 
tween Harry Purpur of the Caval- 
iers and Mike Foy of the Thieves. 

Thief River Falls fought back 
twice to' tie the score after the vis- 
itors had assumed one-goal leads 
in the^first and second periods but 
the steady play of Purpur and Hol- 
dahl on defense and Scotty Law- 
rence in goaj kept the home forces 
t n two goals. | , 

Johnny Feist scored the first 
goal, taking a pas s from Adam 
Feist early in th-. first period to 
put the Cavaliers one up. Thief 
River Falls tied the. score before 
the period ended but trailed again 
early in the second perrcd on a goal 
by Kaercher. 

Both teams counted in the final 
period. Thief River Falls tying the 
score shortly after the session 
started. Adam Feist scored the 
final ^oal on a double pass from 
Holdahl and Johnny Feist. 

The game was fast throughout, 

with the better passing of the Cav- 

( Continued on back page,) 

District F-L Convention 

Slated at Mahnomen Sat. 

The- Thief River Falls Prowlers 
will resume their basketfball sched 
ule season Friday evening at the 
Municipal auditorium after a twp 
weeks' vacation during the Christ- 
mas holidays^ i Their opponents 
will be the fast-steppmg Warren 
H. S. quint which hasLplayed nine 
RameR* ao- far Hob seaaton. '■'"'' 

The Prowlers are; to be without 
the services of (Captain Nelson and 
Milton Nesse. who have been suf- 
fering from' influenza and-' are uii-. 
able to play. However, a good num- 
ber of aufostrtuies' wilLhe available 
so Coach Lee « proteges may ! bo 
a-hle to' stem the onslaught; of the 
visiting teaan. : 

The Prowler second team will 
engage" a simifer team from War? 
ren in: a preliminary . game that 
starts at 7:16 p. nv 

iNext " week-end the Prowlers; go 
to Bemidji and Cass. Lake for two 
games, playing the Resorters ■ at 
the Paul JJunyan Winter Carnival 
Friday evening. i ; 


C omniissioners -Appoint 

Required Heads for 
, Ensuing Year 

Combined Bid," Allowed - 
On County Printing 

Roy Is 1 Chairman ; Road 
Work Pay &• Salaries . 
: : Remain Same 

Elmer A. Benson, wao took the 
oath <of office jMondfty as tfuuiesoy 
ta* s new fforernor. ' 


Dr. tH. Hplte, (Town's Namesake, 

Dies at Age of 7& Saturday at 

Bethesda Hospital 

The annual convention' of the 
Farmer-Labor association of the 
9th Congressional District of Min- 
nesota- will be held at the Court 
House at tMahnomen, Minnesota, 
next Saturday, "Jan. 9bh, at 1 P. M. 

The fifteen counties of the dis- 
trict will 'be represented, and there 
will ibe the election of -two mem- 
bers tp the State Committee of the 
Association, and the .election of a 
district chairman and secretary. 

The main business of the conven- 
tion will b e the, diBCUBslon of the 
legislative proposals to 'be submit- 
ted to the State Convention and in 
turn to "tfhe flttate Legislature. 
There will also be a discussion of 
organization and educational work 
■and proposed" changes In th e State 
Constitution of the Association. 

In addition, there will he elected 
from among the delegates fo the 
State convention, two representa- 
tives of <the District onf the com- 
mittees for the State Convention. 
Those committees are: Holes, Cre- 
dentials; Resolutions, Cojbstltatior.B 
& Law, Organization, and Legisla- 
tion, i 

District Farmer-Labori delegates 
to the district convention of the 
Farmer-LeJbor party being held in 
Mahnomen Saturday, Jan. 9, are 
the following: OarJ Mosbeck, Char- 
He: Swensgaard, O. M. Mandt, Tom 
Belland, Clarence Peterson, Fred 
Lorentson, J. V. Hoffman, H. O. 

Dr. Halvor Holte, aged 79 years, 
one of the most noted physicians 
of this part of the state, pajsed 
away Saturday night from pneu- 
monia at Bethesda hospital at 
Cro&kston, the institution he found- 
ed. BuriaJ took place Wednesday. 

■Dr. Holte was well known to 
Pennington and Marshall county 
people, being the first homesteader 
at Holt whioh was named Buch in 
his honor. 

Dr. Holte was born in Stavanger, 
Norway, July 11, 1857 and came to 
United States with his parents 
when he wa s 15 yearB old. He lived 
in southern Minnesota for a time 
and then' homesteaded near Holt. 
He graduated from, college in St. 
Paul and received his degree from 
the- University of -Minnesota m 
1893 when '-h* came to Crpokston to 
practice. . He had lived here since 
except for ope year," 1905, which he 
spent, studying in Berlin. He was 
married in. 1902. to Henrietta Lun- 
de' who- survives. Other, survivors 
are a son. Junius H"lte", a daughtj- 
er. Mr3.. George Hagen of Crooksr 
ton and a brother, Ole J- Holte. o£ 
Chester, la. 

Dr. Hclte was a member of the 
Red River Valley Medical associa- 
tion, the American Medical associ- 
ation, the American Puolic Health 
association and was a director of 
thfi aiinnescta Public Health assof- 
ciatlon. In 1920 Jie was named a 
fellow in 'the American College of 
Surgeons. For many vears he was 
Polk county physician. ■ j 

In 1897; Dr. Holte founded the 
Bethesda hospfbal and later formed 
an 'association which took over its 
operation; .He started' the move- 
ment which' resulted in the estab- 
lishment of the Sunnyrest Sana- 
torium, and was secretary of tha 
commission which controlled it. : J 
"Dr.. Holte was a director of the 
Crookstpn Association of Public 
Affairs, served as a director in sev- 
eral banks, was- instrumental in 
construction of -the Crookston ho- 
tel and the opera-house, prominent 
in church work and wa* -president 
of the Citizens League of Polk 

Snow and Cold Wave 
Brings! Frigid Weather 

A severe cold wave followed a 
snowfall of Saturday that sent tKe 
thermometer below the zero mark 
for the days following; AJboiit 
eight inches of snow has fallen on 
•the level, and the slderoads in many 
.districts are closed for car travel. 
The lowest temperature was on 
Tuesday morning when some ther- 
mometers went down to 30 below. 
Below-zero weather has been the 
order every day Blnce , Saturdafy. 
The storm was quite general over 
the Northwest. | 

The first ,'meetine of the Pem- 
nington county board for 1937 'waa 
held at the courthouse the first of 
this week, the board convening. ;o* 
Tuesday. - The usual routine hasi- 
ness was disposed .of 'on the 'first 
day, .with a few extra Items attend- 
ed to on Wednesday following^;-. 

PauU.Rx>y was elected chairman 
of tiQT>6.ard tor 1937. Thel-'only 
change in membership 'Is thpf o€ 
Frank Race, who'succeeded "0^ O. 
Lee In the First district. -Mx^Raee. 
is an old band- «t the duties- of 
commissioner as' he served .far a 
term beginning Jan. 1st, 193 LV" O. 
M. Mandt was eleqted Tice chair- 
man of the board. . -- ." - v 

Other changes made- by the 
board are: Dr. O. F. Mellby -was 
re-f(lected county health" efficer; 
Com. Bredeson and Mulry and Dr. 
iMellby" were chosen members of 
the county health board; . Dr. 
Tw=te wtu, named county . live- 
etock Inspector; Com. Mandt was. 
named memfber of the child welfare 
■board; Paul Roy and O. M. Mandt ' 
were chosen memto;-rs of the coun- 
ty agricultural extension commit- 
tee; Dr. Mellby will .represent the 
county on the Oakland Sanitorium 
^ssocda'tion for th ? term expiring 
Dqc. 3l2t. 1938 and Bredeson for 
the. term exoiring Dec. 31. 1939. 

County road work done on state 
aid roado was set at fchesame'rate 
of pay as last year: th--- salaries 
of ctfunty offirp. employees were 
also ioced at the same amount aa 
1936. The sum of "SX25.00 was ap- 
aropriated as- Pennington- couhty%' 
donation to "the Crookston Mid- 
winter Shows which opens there 
iMondav. Feb Sfch. 

A Joint bid of all t^--. Daoers of 
the. county for the official Drint- 
ing- : was accented at, five-sixths ot 
the leer>l rate. The second print- 
ing of ihf annual p'-at'-me-'i . was 
awarded the St. Hi'alre Snectator 
it one-half the lp^al iate. 

Public Forum Meeting 
Set for Friday Evening 1 

The Civic & Commerce associa- 
tion rooms will be the scene Fri- 
day night, Jan. 8; of the next meet- 
in? of the Thief River Falls For-, 
urn. Two speeches, one by Mrs. EL 
O. Berve en the subject "Children, 
of the Depression.'* and th& othee" * 
by G. H..Mayer-Oakes.on the, sub- 
ject "The-'-Method of English Edn^" 
cation iti England," will h^ : - the* 
features of- the-. eVening^s program, 
Mrs. Emmet Israelspn wilCpreside 
over the -meeting and " Rev*. -E. A. 
Cooke wili -.act as secretary.^ The 
program -will drawto" a clase-with. 
s r #.ral vocal solo s by.Ted'^kog- 
land. .-:--■■-'■;'• -i-i-r-t-i' ■ 

N'OBDEN F.-C. LOCAJ, WttJj " .- 

Norden. Farmers Union ^ c Local 
will hold a meeting. Tuesday^ Jan. 
12, at Dimanen schoplhouset? All 
members are urged to bg present. 
Everybody welcome. Glen-Hi Ol- 
son, CTralnhan; . -,. , '■■.■_ ; 

Berve, Ludvig Johnson, I*. O. Sten- 
eeth, Lloyd Nelson, William OU- 
bertson, Norman Nelson, Eric Klt- 
telson, J. V. Patten, Charlie Carl- 
son, John Hoppe, Elmer E. John- 
son, H. "W. Klnghorn, Charlie Maid- 
ment, Chri s Norheck, Bj; BJorh- 
araa. Otto Jenson, Alfred Hammer- 
stein, Carl Anderson, T. S. Iverso'n, 
Otto Rehm, "V7. Etlandson, QordTpn 
Olson, Alfred Forslnnd, John Bng- 
ge, Henrx Moline,'; Felix Anderson, 
Olte A. Olson, and Arbert Arntz.*] 

AJternates have been' chosen, bo 
if delegates do not put in their ap- 
pearance, they will be given' seats. 

Noted Football Film |to 
Bi?, Shown January 21 

The, .showing of fihns 'portraying 
all 'of tie eight football tf&mea 
played by the University oTMfn- 
nesota football team- during the 
1936 "season will be a big event fou 
sport fans' in tiiis 'vteihrty^ Thurs- 
day, ■ Jan.\ 21st, when these jaim*i 
will be showiiat the Municipal Au- 
ditorium beginning at 8 o'clock P, 

M. -* '•■ - :,'-.': •■■■■■' "■'*— . 

Phil Brain, a member of the UnU 
versrty atbletic deppiirtment, took 
these pictures of the notional root- 
ball champions during •their '193C 
games; and they are reported' to ba 
excellent . 

The local showing) is aponsoredl 
by tba'Jr. Chamfber : pf Oonjmercfl 
and'the receipts turned; ov- 
er to. the benefit of the local higbt 
sfchool atihiletic department. - Tha 
committee In charge consists of 
George Lee, B. W. Gabrielson, Diclc 
Mabey, Jack Dempster, Orvis Oiea 
and Kyle Montague. 

— Thief River Falls 

Roseau Graftpn, N. Dak. Badger 
Ross Larimore, N. D., new Warroad 
Stephen j Newf olden Mcintosh 

Crookston New York Mills Warren 


j L. B. Hartz Stores 

I We Guarantee Lowest Average Prices 



East Grand Forks Baudettei 

St. Thomas, N. D. ; Williams 

Karlstad] . Fosston 

Argyle, nev 

Shelly Bemidji 



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Tri-County Forum 

A Continuation of the Thjef Biter Falls Fornm 

Published Bach Thursday by the 
jcitizens State Banff Bldg. 
Thief Blrar Falls, Minnesota 

j. H. DLTAN, Edltor.Manager 

Subscription $1.50 per year in the United States 

Entered as Second Class matter April 27th, 1932 at 
the post office at Thief River Palls, Minnesota, 
and re-entered under new title at same office, on 
February 21, 1936, under Act of Congress of March 
3. 1897. | . 





This is the time of the year when one and | all 
are making predictions as t what 1937 will bring to . 
our c0untry|and the world in.: general. We read of 
beads of industry and prognostlcators, as- Roger 
Babeon and lothers, make flourishing predictions as 
to what ^oo|d will come during the year. j 

We remember well during the "Hoover Days" 
and other years when selfish, individualism was at 
its height how business prosperity was loudly lac- 
claimed from all angles. Because these predictions 
were not made with any thorough knowledge of jthe 
deeper" and underlying factors for our economic [so- 
ciety there was nothing reliable about these predic- 
tions. They were based on shallow information and 
by persons who were trying to perpetuate them- 
selves in spite of evidences that the system was top- 
heavy somewhere. 

For thai reason we want to say that heed not 
too well these "high-sounding" predictions about 
prosperity in 1937. There is much to be don e as 
yet' that will promote lasting prosperity and unless 
the big proportion of our people share in this it will 
not be real. I 

President Roosevelt hag set afbout to change our 
economic system whereby the common people will 
share a Urger- part in the profits of the American 
economic society. Unless this ia fully brought 
.about no cne should put much, faith in prosperity 
predictions, j It. is good to hear that this industry or 
that has been highly successful bu^ that doesn't 
' mean anything unless the general public, the Ameri- 
can people, snare intne profits as a whole. 

Changing to the New. Deal or a new system i - * 
a slow process. It cannojb be done in a" day. a 
month, or even a year. It may require a d2cad£- or 
more. Plana must be made and these even may 
have to be adjusted after once tried. That takes 
i ime. ■ 

l. For that reason don"t expect that prosperity can 
comes' to us this year. It may toe (better than 
last year and indications are that a gradual im- 
provement may come if the "change t the new sys- 
tem materializes. ! 

Th e business heads, most of them found in the 
U. S. Chatnfber of Commerce, are silent in their | at- 
titude toward congress. The public approval given 
■President Roosevelt was too convincing and- these 
anti-New Dealers must therefore bide; their time. 
The course for congres s is to proceed to enact pro- 
gressive laws. 

In Minnesota Governor Benson and the Parmer 
Labor party| are in control except in the state sen- 
ate. The coursa here, however, is also for .progres- 
sive legislation because of the voters' approval of 
Parmer Labor 'principles at the polls. ; 

months. Prospect-, are that they- will continue ro 
aisrupi business. Whether we dialike one or the 
other of the .opposing sides — the. strikers or -the 
employer* — the result is an ill effect on conditions 
in general. ""* ; 

Justification f jv workers going., on strike is 
found in many fact< r&. The cost of living Is: stead- 
ily rising so the salary set a year or so ago does n>l 
provide for the same as it did at that time. If a 
laborer is to live as he did when, living cost lass 
he will need a raise in wages. Moreover, most of 
;he big industries hampered by strikes have i shown 
r. big income the P?si year which makes it evident 
'.hat these industrial plants can pay bigger salaries. 
Economists have shown f ram their study bf con- 
ditions in .the United States that the recent- depres- 
sion was caused mainly because the laborer and 
farmer failed to get paid properly for their labcr 
and products so they couldn't buy tiie things they 
needed. If we raise the laboring man*s wages so he 
can /buy the farmer^ products' the entire affair is 
solved. And that is what we contend, that in mosc 
cases of strikes the strikers axe justified in j asking 
a raise in wages and conditions of lafbor and the 
sooner the requests are granted the better off our 
entire country will be. j 


Quietly |and without fanfare the Treasury has 
taken a step which may well have more effect on 
the economic well-being of the American ' people 
than all of the laws enacted by the Seventy-fourth 
Congress. Hereafter th e Treasury will buy out- 
right all newly mined and imported gold so ag to 
preventit from serving as a basis for potential cred- 
it expansion. The former practice of issuing gold 
certificates to the Federal Reserve system will be 
discontinued. Similarly, gold exports- will be with- 
drawn without any contraction in the credit struc- 
ture. This 'action has been taken as- a- safeguard 
against inflation. In the past two years the United 
States has added approximately three billion dollar s 
to its- gold reserves sufficient for a credit expansion 
of at least twenty-live billion dollars. While this 
expansion has not occurred, more than two billion 
dollars has ] accumulated in the Reserve Banks as 
excess reieryes ready to be used as a foundation of 
an epoch-making boom once the momentum of busi- 
ness demand gets fully under way. 

Sympathy with the Immediate objectives of the 
Treasury's policy should not blind us to its rather 
menacing implications. Befbre the depression all 
countries, including the United States, depended on 
the ebb and flow of gold not only to adjust inter- 
national prfce a and standards of living but to miti- 
gate -the rigors of booms and depressions. While ;th e 
system has not worked any too well since the war 
owing' to the imposition of various forms of govern- 
mental control, it remains the only known means of 
achieving an equilibrium. ■ of economic forces 
throughout the world. The Treasury's, action con- 
stitutes a complete break with the automatic mech- 
anism of the gold standard, and places the United 
States unequivocally on a managed monetary basis. 
This is unquestionably a necessary step, but it car- 
ries great dangers if the men in control are influ- 
enced, as has been so frequently the case in the past, 
by narrow nationalistic prejudices or are preoccu- 
pied with short-run problems. For American mbne - 
tary policy of necessity has profound" effect on 'the 
entire world; and a step which may seem to our im- 
mediate advantage may ultimately have catastrophic 
consequences, — From "The Nation". 


A rsport from Washington states that a. con- 
stitutional amendment which proposes that Congress 
foe given the power to regulate wages and" hours of 
labor must be hailed by all' those who favor better 
tlm?s for the laboring class. Heretofore when con- 
gress has enacted legislation for control of wages 
and hours of the work week the supreme court has 
declared the ; acts unconstitutional. ' - i 

Strikea-have been numerous in the past all 


Tb.2 use of evergreen trees at Christmas time is 
an old ciistom and is a beautiful one in many waya. 
But when we consider the fact that every evergreen 
tree chopped down reduces °nr forests we want to 
be more careful; in not wasting any and that ono 
will be planted to grow in place of the one removed. 
We should have learned a lesson from the waste 
of earlier days in Minnesota forests. 

• The contributor to a Twin City newspaper 
sounds t» e note! in a strong letter which we want 
to insert. It reads: ' 

"I hav e often i wondered what the conservation 
commission's duties are when we look around us 
and observe the. wanton waste, of Christmas trees. 
Thousands of them laying around after the holidays, 
that ware never ;used. We talk about reforestation 
in this state and then allow the gross cutting of 
millions of ycung pine of which a large percentage 
i s never used. Everyone of these means from 10 to 
15 or 20 yearB of growth, cut down with one swing 
of the a x > merely for commercial profit. 

"I am rifJB detracting from the Christmas spirit, 
but it seems to me we could all use artificial txens. 
This extravagant waste will go on and on, unless we 
2s individuals refrain from buying them. ;I hope 
that some real conservationist will have backbone 
enough to introduce a bill at the session o* the legis- 
lature, prohibiting the cutting of any trees at all, 
or we will- soon have killed the goose that laid the 
golden egg. The northern part of this stater is Cast 
becoming depleted of its beautiful trees^ regardless 
of our supervision of the cutting. Let's really look 
to the future and eliminate this gross extravagance' 


Morris L. Coolre, head of the federal rural elec- 
trification administration, charged "empire building 
rather than social values" has been the primary in- 
centive behind the promotion of the nation's electrio 
transmission system. . 

In a forecast of power development, prepared 
for delivery before the American Economic Associa- 
tion, Cooke declared the United" States was far be- 
hind' other civilized nations in making electricity 
available to its farmers. 

The reason was, he said, that private utility 
corporation had refused to serve farm areas except 
at rates and installation charges so high as to Ve 
"prohibitive except t the cream of the (business.'' 

"Ninety-five per cent of our electrical industry 
is privately owned " he continued. "An effort was 
therefore made (in projects of the RBA) to win th< 
co-operation of the private utilities <and to make use 
of their facilities and equipment with the spirit and 
intent of the law. 

"To date, of 210 approved projects, only 17, or 
9 per cent, are sponsored 'by private utilities; 22 are 
tponsore.l by public agencies, and the sponsors of 
171 ar e rural co-operatives or co-operative in char- 

"The unsatisfied demand of nearly 90 per cent 
of our farmers must be accepted as a major In our 
forecast of power and development," Mr. Cooke 
stated. . !. 

The Capitol News Review 

U -^ : ■— : — ^ — By A. 1. HARRIS 

The operation; of the Unemploy- 
ment Insurance ;Act passed by the 
Special Session ;of the Legislature 
is endangered through the adoption 
of the . merit system. . On first 
thought merit rating may seem a 
jwise provision. ■ If an employer so 
operates his establishment as to 
give steady employment, it seems 
fair that he should be given pre- 
ferred treatment in the levying of 
the unemployment compensation 
tax, and within certain very care- 
fully safe-guarded limits that may 
be .both fair and proper. But the 
degree of steadiness of employment 
ia much more the result of the na- 
ture of the industry than of the 
rcare used by a given employer in 
;that Industry. All industry must 
fbe carried on; the industry which 
:by its very nature gives unstable 
employment as well as the indus- 
try which jby its nature gives 
steady, employment. The employ- 
er in tiie uhstah 1 - industry should 
not ibe asked to carry a heavier 
load by reason of the Instability of 
;the industry in which be gives em- 
ployment. ... j. 

Moreover, if we retain a system 
of merit rating as far-reaching as 
the system incorporated in the re- 
cent act we unduly narrow the tax 
'base and by that much narrow the 
scope of the unemployment bene- 
fits which can be given. The ef- 
fect of merit rating is to compli- 
cate the accounting, to impose the 
.(heavier burdens on the strong, to 
make still more unequal the com- 
petition between the small estab- 
lishment and th e large establish- 
*ment; and greatly to limit the am- 
ount of the fund available bo meet 
the demands of a future period o£ 

the Council are Secretary of State 
Mike Holm and State Auditor Staf- 
ford King. ... 

The new House has been organ- 
ized by the Liberals with Represen- 
tative Harold H. Barker of Elbow 
Lake as speaker. Conservatives, 
however, remain in control of the 
Senate, by virtue of the fact that 
there were no elections to the Sen- 
ate on November 3. . . . 

The Hous e is. expected to go a- 
long with Governor Benson in en- 
acting a real constructive liberal 
program. Just how far th'e reac- 
tionary-controlled Senate will go 
is a matter for speculation, i In 
view of the fact, however, that the 
Republican R pokesmen in .the last 
election declared themselves in 
Tavor of liberal legislation and also 
■because the overwhelming vote for 
thp liberal candidates constitutes 
a mandate from!- th- people, reac- 
tionary senator^ are expected to 
place fewer obstacle^ in the path 
of such a* program than formerly. 

Control of th Railroad and 
and Warehouse jCommissiori also 
will rest with the liberals with all 
three members; Commissioners 
Charles R, Muhn, Harold E. At- 
wood and Hjaliner Petersen, all 


vent the same fellow from obtain- 
ing permission to ship war materi- 
als to th e Spanish rebels. As things 
stanti at present, dealing .with 
either or both sides merely vio- 
lates the spirit, not the letter of 
the law. 

Ancther amendment which, is al- 
most a cinch when the neutrality 
law is extended will take away the 
citizenship of Americans volunteer- 
ing t n fight in foreign wars. In 
fact, there's talk of making this 
amendment, retroactive fin order to 
punish all Americanspjow engaged 
in fighting for or against the Span- 
ish government. Such a mo/e 
would foe a little harsh perhaps, 
but if our neutrality in the future 
is to be more than a weak gesture, 
something will have to b P aone a- 
bout those adventure-loving 
tramps who roam from one war to 
another. Stripping them of their 
citizenship might make tfjem think 
twice — if that type can be credit- 
ed with thinking at all. 

fc 18*7 

• Liberals for the first time in the 
history of Minnesota on January 5 
took over control of our state gov- 
ernment With Governor Elmer A. 
Benson, Attorney General William 
S. Ervin, and State Treasurer C. A. 
Halverson, ; all j Farmer-Laborites. 
in office, control the State Execuf 
jtive Council will rest with th^TiD- 
erals. The other two memoers of 
:- _ 


The will of S. H. Sonsen, Winona 
attorney and member of the State 
College Board, bequeathed $10,000 
to needy students attending vari- 
ous state teachers colleen in Min- 
nesota. Th^ Board will decide who 
ar e to be the recipients of aid en 
recommendations of the normal 
college presidents. Mr. Sonsen 
died on December 15. <- " ' 

ed' in Washington, D. C, in an ar- 
ticle in the January issue recog- 
nizes the Minnesota Farmer-Labor 
Party under tbe : leadership of the 
late* Governor Olson as the fore- 
runner in America for homestead 
ttax exemption - laws* Since the 
campaign, for exemption of taxes 
on homesteads, Facts for Farmers 
points out, six states have such 
laws now under consideration. 



| A new year, a new -congress, a. 
new state legislature. Not-to men- 
tion a few new problems. Yet. the 
problem that interesta "we, the 
people" the most Is far from new. 
ilt's as old as the problem of self- 
Sgovernment — and you spell It 
:t-a-x-e-s. &o keep one eye on Wa- 
shington the rest of the winter, the 
other on the state capitol. There's 
;going to be plenty, of excitement 
and some red-hot arguments. 1937 
marche„ in. 

! Pres. Roosevelt has made it plain 
that he feels it's up to the federal- 
government rather than the states 
to do something about abolishing 
child labor, curbing long working 
hours, and increasing wage rates 
■thut bave dropped below a decent 
level. Those are the evils- the 
NRA set out to correct, and did, 
until the Supreme Court studied 
the rule book. What steps will be 
taken now; is a matter the Presi-. 
dpnt is not ready himself to dis- 
cuss. Perhaps a constitutional a- 
mendment will -be necessary. In 
any event, it looks as though the 
gents who've .cone 'hack to gypping 
tK : ir help may get just what they 
have -been asking for— a fresh dose 
of instructions from Uncle Sam. 


The absurdity of the argument that "in times 
of peace prepare! for war" is not generally under- 
stood by the public in general. It has been the fav- 
orite argument of munitions makers at all times and 
has been very effective. While one may not advo- 
cate disarmament for our country in these days yet 
the following illustration is convincing ag to the ab- 
surdity of arming for war in times of peace: 

"I have a neig&bbr with whom I wisfa to be a 
friend. He,also wants to fee a friend of mine, 'and 
we both agree that we must get along peacefully to- 
gether, doing everything possible to further mutual 
inderstanding and friendship. In order to show him 
ray good intentions I "built a high barbed-wire fence 
with steel pickets on ^op between his house and 
mine. He, in turn, to convince me of his friendship, 
put a ferocious: dog in Mb back. yard. I then put 
bullet-proof glas B ^ in . the window on his side and 
btarted to wear large pistols in my "belt. The other 
day I saw him. moving supplies of poison gas and 
hand grenades into his house. Now I have & machine 
gun mounted in' the front yard, and for the life of 
me I can't understand why we dont get along bet- 
ter." .■;":■■ . i 


Guy HowaTd.the short term U. 8. senator from. 
Minnesota who held the office -from Nov! 3|rd until 
last Tuesday, seems to have had a gala time and at 
{he-same time toihave made a fool of himself. The 
antics he is reported to have gon e through make 
him appear a3 a nit-wit as he enjoyed the two- 
months' salary ($1666) with nothing to do. j 

According to reports it was fortunate for San-, 
^tor Howard that the was elected U. S. senator. It 
is alleged" he embezzled funds in the secretary of 
state's office while employed there. Unless he re- 
lays it he may flnlrt himself in the "hoosegow" pret- 
ty soon. : : -| 

Congressman Harold Knutson of 
Minnesota, who knows the value 
of publicity afctmt as well as the 
next fellow, proposes that all U. 
S. senators and representatives be 
elected to terms of 12 years each 
because "it : takes albout six year3 
for them to get^onto the ropes." 
He'e probably right about that. 
But it doesn't take the voters 6 
years to get onto some of their 
congressmen— ^which Is one very 
good reason for not making the 
terms too long. ; \ 

: ; They may get them this week or 
next. It may take a month or even 
a year. But sooner or later the 
G-men will round up every person 
who had a hand In the kidnapping 
of young Charles \ Mattson of Se- 
attle. The .real mystery- is not.tho 
type of crime or the way in which 
it was pulled off, but the fact that 
any idiot was foolish enough lo 
think he could xet away •with it, 

j This week Frlaay the President 
will present his annual budget to 
the new congress. The hest guess- 
es place the amount he will ask for 
at 8% billion dollars, or albout one 
billion more than the budget for 
{ the present fiscal year. The in- 
crease ia due-principally to the de- 
ficit created in 1936 by paying off 
the soldiers bonus out of treasury 
funds, and toy the aid extended the 
farmers in the drouth areas to- 
gether with the outlawing of AAA 
pn»ces8ing taxes. 

i Expecting congress to overlook 
jthat run of transport plane crash- 
es in December without an inves- 
tigation would he like asking old 
Bowser to bigb-hat a sirloin. Not 
[that they shouldn't be investigated, 
and investigated ■thoroughly. But 
:Wit3: the commerce department al- 
ready on. the Job and the air lines 
themselves making a comprehend-; 
ive probe, it doesnt seem that a 
thlrc committee is exactly needed.. 
I Besides, 'someone might ask, just 
jwhat good are these investigations 
janyway? They all follow the same' 
pattern. Much study; then blame 
i a shouldered oft on the dead pilot 
because it's too late to prove *hat 
negligence or failure <d? the plane's 
motors brought about £he crash.; 

Perhaps if weather conditions and 
mechanical equipment were check- 
ed a bit more carefully before the 
crash, there'd he no crash. 

The printer's' devil wants to 
know if the Rose Bowl, Sugar 
Bowl and Cotton 'Bowl games end- 
ed the 1936 or jstarted the 1937 
foot-hoWl season. 1 , (We put up with 
that day after day). 

The European situation is get- 
ting almost as confused as the big- 
wigs who are mixed up in it. After 
violating an agreement to keep 
hand* off In Spain, Mussolini recog- 
nizbd the rebel Spanish govern- 
ment and talked Hitler into follow- 
ing suit.; .Now with Great Britain, 
France and Russia putting on un- 
expected pressure, the Italian pre- 
mier decides to duck out and urg- 
es Hitler to do the same. In the 
meantime General Franco and his 
rebels continue to bombard Ma- 
drid with the help" of German and 
l!.blian volunteers, while th e Span- 
ish loyalists fight back with the 
help of Russian and French troops. 
It's certainly a. s well party. 

More cars, more accidents, more 
deaths. That sums up the- nation- 
al safety council's preliminary 
traffic report for 1936. While the 
records aren't completed yet, the 
council predicts the death toll will 
r/an well over 37,000, a ne-w all-timg 
mark for automobile slaughter in 
the U. S. . . 

On fi weakness in our neutrality 
law was shagged out into the open 
last week. Because the law plac- 
es no embargo on shipment of 
arms or munitions, to foreign coun_ engaged in civil war, an east- 
ern broker was granted a license 
to ship airplanes and engines tu 
the Spanish government. Ironic- 
ally enough, there's nothing to pre 

Scmehow or other, this para- 
graph made us pause a moment. 
Taken from an account of one of 
the air tragedies which dimmed the 
passing of the old year, it teH« a 
story in few words. 

"A tiny gold cross lay on Haid's 
chest when i his body was found 
about S "t feet from the wrecked 
plane. Apparently the trinket 
came from a package torn open 
by the Impact. And near Haid's 
bouy was a v baby's -robe, one he 
was taking to his daughter born in 
Seattle- just 8 days befor e the 

I Warden Sullivan of Stilli rater or 
! the state board of control' can 
1 wrangle ah appropriation! out of - 
! the legislature for a new <jelrhouse 
at the penitentiary. Taking care of 
. la_.v-abiding unfortunates lis cer- 
| tainly more important than pro- 
viding better ' accomodations: for 
j law-breakers. 

] Nevertheless, a dangerauq situ- 
ation does exist at Mr. Sullivan's 
: iron cdllege. Overcrowding has 
mzde it necessary to bunk some 
200 inmates in the cellhobse cor- 
ridors, with the possibility of a ' 
serious disturbance breaking ouc 
any night Nor is 'it likely that 
conditions will right themselves, 
for <$n&~ prison population is In- 
creasing rather than diminishing 
When thi R department visited' the 
Stillwater "stir". >two years ago — 
and no wisecracks, please — there 
were only 18 men bunked 1 outside 
the regular cells. Minnesota's pris- 
on has been a model for ko many 
years that we're apt to forget rijts 
are easily bred wheu convicts are 
thrown into too close contact. 

Right now while the state is 
wondering how to raise funds lor 
•old age assistance and relief, the 
chances are pretty .slim that either 

# Failure of the state senate, while 
in special session', to con&rm the* 
17 appointments made tiy Gov. 
Hjslmer Petersen ma v result in 
an unusual tangle. In case Gor, 
Benson has cther s in mind for 
some of the jobs, it might require 
a ruling (by the attorney 
te decide whether the new 
rtT can cancel unconfirmed 
ments of hiB predecessor, 
a quirk of fate both'lhe 
and the former attorney B eiie«us 
happeri to be among the appointed 
involved. * 


And by 


funny how things like ihi^ 
sometimes ^o. New s that a" ChrHi- 
(Continued on page three) 




What) lg Happiness 1 

Taking for granted that the en- 
tire human rac e is striving towards 
happiness, It might be appropriate 
to ask here, What is happiness? 
Happiness cannot b e the gratifica- 
tion of every desire, be<cause we 
know from experience that for ev- 
ery gratified desire ten more de-. 
sires crop up to take its place. 
That means simply that there Is 
no limit to human needs. But there 
is on e desire that can be gratified 
with lasting benefits to all human- 
ity. .That is the desire for equal 

You may disagree with my use 
of terms, but let me define equal 
freedom, it does not mean equal- 
ity in all things. To say that men 
should be equal in all things is to 
mouth an absurdity, for no matter 
what system we have, some people 
start out in life with distinct men- 
tal Or physical advantages. 

Give all people an equal chance 
to pursue happiness, with no 
counterfeit restrictions like rent, 
interest, or profit to hinder them, 
and you have well-nigh solved the 
problem. The reas-h our great 
masses cannot pursue happiness — 
cannot even make a bare living-T- 
in that because - very small per- 
centage of th& people own every- 
thing. Because they own every^ 
thing, they restrict^ -the freedom of 
the great masses. 

The Second iStep 

With natural -resources ■ nr >H 
means of production free and^un- 
trammeled, with no profiteers, 
money lords, or profit-squeezing 
industrialists, what, would be the 
next step? A New Idea. 

There is an old bromide of "do 
unto others as you would have oth- 
ers do unto you"^-wh!ch is mani- 
festly, impossible to follow under 
■our present, system, but which, 
would b e well to .adhere to under 
a system of Equal Freedom. 

If you will but give it a little 
thought, vou will see -that you wer? 
happiest when you were doing 
something for others, without a 
thought of self. Think of Christ- 
mas, and th e giving of gifts. As 
•cne mfl" . said, just think If the 
Christmas spirit could be maintain- 
ed throughout the entire year! 

Usually our giving is confined to 
relative^ or close friends. Under 

ou r system, nothing els e is ■ 
But think of the perpetual gu^ir- 
sentine one could carry on under 
a sane system, where there- was no 
need of cutting your nbi 
throat In order that the 
home might have -shoes, 
would learn to do things j.or uuii- 
ers, simply for the satisfaction re- 
sulting from such actionj without 
taking the risk of going hungry to 
do it. 

Action like this would effect a' 
broad chang fi in what Is known as 
"human nature". Actuallk human 
nature would remain the same, but 
take away that artificial barrier of 
scarcity (when we know that there ; 
is abundance for all, und ;r a just 
system of distribution) and the 
manifestation of that same human 
nature would •change. Even under 
our present system one cm notice - 
the difference in -o-callei human" 
nature of a ma- who acquires a-* 
moderate amount of morey (pro- 
vided he has not succumb ;d to the 
over-cautious hoarding spirit). 



kid s at 


for oth- 

International JE Tents and 
The New Idea 

In Russia (the 
ample) the people have 
tured a certain amount of 
which means happiness, 
that their ( task now is t 
that happiness against th 
who do not have any. 

In Germany, Hitler and 
finding no happiness at 
cide to go out of the 
capture R ome. They are 
on tlie wron^ track, for 
makes more misery 
ness. A few benefit, but 
suffer,/ Italy and Japan 
suetTthe sarr*- course. 
is not an exportable c 
nor can- it b=- conquered 
ies. It must be 

inevitable ex- 



and find 




New Year's Resolution 
„ Not to do unto others 
would have .other s do untc 
to work for a program Qf 
security under .'which 
carry out the Golden - Rule 
losing your pants. Not to 
at Christmas time or on r 
hut to be good all the time, 
work for the cooperative 
wealth only at election 
all the time! 

his mob„ 
home, de- 
ccuntry to 
-the many 
have pur- 
ith arm- 
manufactured at 

as you 
you, but 

1 CDUld 

be "ood 
. Not to 
time, but 

ma &n*mm 

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Political Survey of 1936 

Politically the* year. 1936 has' 
setn America niafce real progress. 
Tli-:-i outstanding political achieve- 
ment of the year was the defeat of 

tie (reactionary forces backing the 
Republican party and the re-elec- 
tion, of President Roosevelt with a 
. 'niaiidate for. economic s ecuricy by 
zhe jma^ses of the people. The col- 
mpsc of the Coiishlin-Smith-T\rwn- 
send b:oni w^s signiacant and al- 
so the lack of influence carried by 
tie j So percent n f the -reaf daily 
r_tTC=papers that supported Lan-, 
denj. The smashing rictories of 
'r.c (Minnesota Parmer Labor par- 
ty and the- Wisconsin Progri-ssivt: 
ixtny over entrenthe^ Qpnserra- 

■ rivcj elements in these nvp states 
are jail a part of the same sii- 
'.ance. Thi^ i=- alsj. apparint in 
the 'I joint committee established ay 
:.:icde. nvo parties for the purpose 
of i-;rminz a, congressional bloc 
;ir.Ji promoting a common :egislat- 
:7 C . program in the two states. 

The biisiness-pick-up in 193i3 has 
:d~Q[ o:en very encouraging for 
"hese who have jobs and incomes 
zr.rn stocks, bonds and "property. 
Thfci tragic side of .the picture is 

■'-has recovery is taking place anl 
;t-j.ving 10.000,000 unemployed 

■ Tarsely unbenenttcd by the econo- 
mic, upturn. In fact, a* the year 
eners, the- position of the latter is 
even worse than "before with the 
reduction of workers on W. P. A. 
and the cutting down of relief. 
However, tie vigorous protest from i 
ail sections of the country against i 
-^uch action and the organized dem- 
onstrations of the unemployed 
tnemselves give hope that a mort 
adequate program will be adopted. 
While the 1936 convention of the 
American Federation of Labor at 
Tampa saw reaction in the saddle. 
the aggressive organization during 
the year of great industrial un- 
ions in steel, rubber and autos un- 
der the direction of the C. I. O. led 
by John L. Lewis lends strength 
to the prediction of a better day 
for labor. This progress is ac- 

- centuated; by the successful strikes 
conducted by the American News- 
paper Guild against Hearst'* Se- 
ttle Post-Inteiligenrsr, the M:l- 

. -KT-iLkee Journal, and the Amster- 
dam News and the signing of a- 
greements with the Guild by news- 
^ papers in;every section of- the coun- 
;ry. The 1 success of the sit-down 
riLr ikes' and the militancy of ex- 

. r 'oiled maritime workers on 'both 
coasts, as well as other working 
cli-ss gr:ups. augur* well for tha 
future of [labor. 

! On the- 1 credit side of the ledger 
far thp year are also to be placed 
the passage of neutrality Iezisla- 
iiun, the soldiers bonus, the urge' 
for public ownership of munition 
plants by' the Xye Commit te=> the 
impeachment and removal of 
Jj'dgp Ritcer. :he reduction -cf. rail- 
road rates, the strong sentiment 
developing for crop' insurance, the- 
passage oi a Social Security Act 
l^ n nrs: step in this neld. the for- 
mation of. Labor'* Non-Partisan 
League, anH the aggressiv e expos- 
ure of che Black Legion. 
j On the jdebit side of the ledger 
for the year must be placed the 
■ -ucrease 3i child labor, the :h- 
fireaEed appropriations fpr the ar- 
my and the navy, the .resignation 

' c£ Rexford Tugwell* from govem- 

. .nisnt service, the death of leaders 
!i:te Governor Floyd B. Olson and 
Serator James Couzehs. . and Hat. 
Court's aqtion in declaring uhcon- - 

.^ritc-ti:na! the Guifey Coal Act. the 

- a. A. A., and New York's minimum 
wu^e law f:r women. Most regret- 
table, howevs-r. has been the in- 
crease of /fascist methods "of : vio- 
lence, the urge of -vigilantes and 
cither iilegal acts by economic roy- 
iJi^tta in Arkansas against share- 
croppers, in California against 
?4exican and American farm-hands, 
in Indiana against minority politic- 
al gr:ups, in Florida" against re- 
formers, hi- Georgia against Ne- 

-. sroes. in Michigan by the Black Le- 
sion, for the oppn shop and-against 
Jat-cr in Massachusetts and other 
-!H aXes tiie passage of oath laws to 

■ frighten and gae teachers. This is 
the most sinister development of 
1S36 : which must be stopped. The 
Tecent conviction -of Sheriff Peach- 
er in Arkahsa^ and his sentence to 

-Howard Y. Williams 

two years imprisonment and r. 
heavy fine is encouraging for the 
future. j 

On the international scene - the 
year 1936 is the darkest since the 
World War. Europe seems| to h~ 
plunging headlong toward war. I'm* 
fascist states are cooperating to- 
gether while the democratic na- 
tions. cann;t agree on any firm pro- 
gram. Germany was permitted to 
march into the Rhineland, Italy to 
conquer Ethiopia, Japan tJo in- 
crease her hold on northern [China, 
and th e first two to unite jin ef- 
forts of aggression to seize con- 
trol -ct Spain. The League of Na- 
tions is impotent and ha* lose much 
iniiLence. The abdication of Ed- 
ward VIII, the. impeachment and 
resignation of President Gomez oi 
Ouba under fascist attack.- and ths 
iHfiignilicant results of the !lnt?r- 
-Vmtrica Peace Conference are all 
liiscour aging l-gns. 

On the positive side of the inter- 
national ledger are to be- found the 
success -:f the French Popurar 
Ficnt government at the p^lls en 
May 3rd and its program adopled 
s:nc*> to better the conditions of 
thp people, the victory of theiSpan- 
ish Popular Front parties in the 
February election and their abil- 
ity to withstand the war of invas- 
ion by Moors, the Foreign ^ Legion 
and German and Italian 'fascist 
forces, the holdine of the [World* 
Youth Congress at Geneva, the : 2X- 
ile of General Calles from Mexico 
and the award of the Nobel jPeace 
price to a courageous German ed- 
ittcr. Carl von Ossietski, defying" 
Hitler's concentration camp, j 

If 1937 is not to see war, the 
democratic countries must 'devel- 
op a new association of nations 
w'th delegates elected from .ihe 
people and must call an interna- 
tional conference to provide equal-, 
ity of access t Q raw materials, ac T 
ceierate the free movement , of 
gorda, abolish discrimination in 
immigration, promote an educa- 
tional mandate system which, will 
expedite self-government among 
all peoples and above all create a 
socially planned society in ;evjery 
nation which will raise the ecano- : 
mi:; standards of all citizens r thus 
abolishing tlie conditions which 
produce war. ' j \ 


(Continued, from page two) 

mas baby was born to the Duchess 
of Kent, wife of former Kins Ed- 
ward's youngest brother, was car- 
rifej- on the inside pages of j most 
doily papers. Yet every move of 
the young lady's famous juncle 
still rates .the front pages! even 
though he's an "c-x" and she may 
some day. rule the British empire. , 

In order "to protect the TTJ S 
the future from dictatorship 
d- — ^otism," Rep. Tinkham of Mass- 
achusetts will ask congress to pro- 
pose a constitutional amendment 
limiting -cur presidents to a single 
term. Most of the arguments ifor 
or against this change are as; fray- 
ed at your correspondent's Christ- 
mas cigars, though Tinkham does 
toss m a fresh angle with, his dic- 
tatcr scare. However, if j this 
country ever reaches the ! point 
wkere a dictatorship impends,! a 
little thing like a constitutional 
amendment w-cnlrf never save! us. 

A lad with a flair for figures has 
doped it out that two cents of | ev- 
ery dollar on which an income tax 
is paid goe s to private charity. 
What he should have said is that 
the total deducted by incWne tax- 
payers a s gifts to charity averages 
two cents on the buck. There's 
a slight difference between | "giv- 
ing*' and "deducting" — if you ;get 
what we mean. j' ! 


Phflco & Zenith 


Battery and Electric 


! 6-ToIt Wind 



Srygia, Minnesota 

Speaking 1 cf income, the depart- 
ment of commerce believe;; the na- 
ricnal income , produced . during 
19-1R will exceed the income paid 
out If that proves, so. th=n: busi- 
ness and industry as a whole will 
be out of the red for the first time 
since- 1929. : In 1933 income pro- 
duced was 9 billion dollars; less 
than income paid out. But why 
bring that up? II 

Don't start looking for a keeper 
if the attendant at your favorite 
gas station bows you in and put 
of 'the driveway the . next faw 
weeks. There's a search on for the 
most courteous attendant . In 'the 
northwest, the winner to be hametT 
at the annual meeting of the Min- 
nesota Petroleum dealers in Febru- 
ary. | j 




Silver TTeddhw lAnniTersary 

A group of relatives and friends 
gathered at the tame of Mr. and 
Mrs. Mike Highland . Sunday, it', be- 
ing their 25th wedding anniver- 
sary. Their hom=- was beautifully 
■decorated in pink and white. A 
large wedding jbell was suspended 
in the center of the room. A werf- 
'ding. cake was the centarpiece at 
the two course dinner served to 
about 40 guests. After Rev. M. L. 
Dahle gave a congratulatory mes- 
sage to the couple, th=- following 
prcgram.was given: solo, Carliss 
Walhord; piano| solo, Amanda Aare 
stad; vocal t;Olo, "I Love You Tru- 
ly" and "Silver[Threads Among the 
Gold", by Ben JRosendahl; and a' 
piano solo. Carmine Highland. 
Th:s e present were Mr. and Mrs. 
Jol.n Hoiland, Mr. and Mrs. S". 
Aartrtad and family, Mr. and Mrs. 
Geo. Aamodt. Mrs. A. M. Olson, El- 
eanor. Irene, Elsie. .Walter and Sam 
Olson, all of , Halstad, Amanda 
Aarestad. Corliss Walhood of Par- 
go, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Moe and 
family of Thief River Falls, Mr. 
and "Mrs. Robert Collins. Mr. and 
Mrs. Ben Rosendahl and family, 
Mrs. Amelia Dahl. Mrs. Geo. Bak- 
ko, and Rev. arid Mrs. M. L. Dahle 
of tixis villa "- j 

iHnsguerade Party 

The ' high school students^ aium- 
r.i and friends enjoyed a masquer- 
ade party New] Year's evening at 
the Bilden & Olson halL The hall 
wa^. prettily decorated for the oc- 
casion. Miss Dorothy Kirkconnel 
won the prize for being the nicest 
dressed girl. She wor e a Martha 
Washington costume. Rohert Jep- 
son won the prize for being the 
best dressed man. H e wore a nairy 
costume. Miss j Evelyn Gigstad re- 
presented * i the old maid from 
Maine*', and won the prize for be- 
injr- the funniest dressed girL Dar- 
rel Cartier, dressed in a Swedish 
costume, won the prize for the 
funniest man. .Lunch was served 
by several of the mothers present. 

Mr. and Mrs^ Jens Almquist ind 
family were dinner guests Sunday 
at the home of: Mr. : and Mrs. John 
Gunstad. Miss; Laura Almqnisfls 
substituting i- tie : 7th and Sth 
grape room for a few day s due to 
the illness of Miss Agnes Haugen. 
For Mr. and 3Ers. John Maakrud 

A few friends and relatives ga- 
thered at the- home of Mr. and Mrs. 
John Maakrud : last; Monday even- 
ing. A social evening wa 3 spent. 
Lunch was served by the self-invit- 
ed guests. ■ Those -j present wers- 
Mr. aid Mrs. Win. Kruse and fam- 
ily, Mx. and Mrs. Wm. Palmquist 
anc family, Mr. and Mrs. John 
Lundoer- and daughter Mae, Mr. 
and Mrs. R. McKerchen and- son 
Irving, -Mr. and Mrs. ArneiVik, Ar- 
thur. Lars and A""'^ Vik, Mr. and 
Mrs. Carl Surmo and son : Vincent, 
Andrew and Echo Norman, Mrs. 
Anns. Engvalson, and Mr. and Mrs. 
Wiley. Ewing. 

Mr. and Mrs. Sever Skattnm and 
daughter Alice, and Agnes King 
were New Year's day dinner gue3ts 
at the Hardy Bjerklhome in Thief 
RiVer Palls. Miss Alice Skateum 
left Monday evening for Climai to 
continue her teaching duties. 

Mr. and Mrs.; Clifford Schantzen 
and family visfted Sunday at the 
John Sande home at Thief River 

Mrs. Wm. Cuno and family of 
Red Lake Falls; came Thursday and 
visited until Friday evening at the 
Wiley Ewings home. 

. Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Johnson and 
family of Hazel, and Mr. and Mrs. 
John Lundberg and daughter Mae 
were New Year's day dinner guests 
at the Jens Almquist home. 

The business men's club met on 
Monday evening at the club rooms. 
After the business meeting, a soci- 
al hour to- held: Richard Larson, 
Adolph Satterberg, Clarence Hall- 
etrom and W. A. Corbet se rved the 
lunch.. j ■ 

The village council met Monday, 
evening at thv council, room, at 
which thne the business for the 
year was closed and the New Years 
business started. 

Supt. and Mrs. Graham, and 
daughter returned tie latter part 
of the week from Bertha and Wells 
whe re th ey had spent most of the 
Christmas vacation visiting at 
their parental homes. 
' Miss Grace DaM e left Thursday 
for Rhame, N. ,Dalt-, after spending 
her Christmas! vacation at the 
home of her parents: Rev. and Mrs 
M. L. DaMe. i ! 

Rev. Dahle went to Sauk Centre 
about the middle of- the week and 
attended a. golden wedding anniver- 
sary., | 

Mr. and Mrs- Arne Vik left on 
Wednesday to visit relatives at 


Conforming with tae practice and' custom of all bankn -which, 
are members „t the Minnesota Banters' association, \re, the tmder- 
Bigned banks of Thief River Falls, win begik the schedule of clos- 
ing onr business on SATURDAY, JAN. 9TH, at 12:30 p. M. and will 
observe tiis schedule for every Saturday following. ' 

' The public L, herewith asked to take note of this earlier hour of 
closing on Saturdays, arranging their affairs in .business with us at 
the newly scheduled hours. I 


Minneapolis. From there they plan 
to go to Excelsior Springs, Mo., 
where Mr. Vik will xake treat- 
ments for rheumatism. 

'Mr , and Mrs. Elroy Johnson, ac- 
com|panied hy J. H. Johnson and 
Vernon Johnson motored to Auau- 
oonjThnrsaayi Mr. and Mrs. Elroy 
Johns en returned 'home \ Sunday, 
wbiU. the others remained at their 
homes: j 

itr. and Mrs. Nels Johnson of 
Detroit Lake^ came Sunday even- 
ing and spent) the past week ax; the 
home of Mr- and Mrs. Elroy John- 
son* j 

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Burstad and 
llr. -and Mrs. Herman Burstad and 
family were dinner guests New 
Year's day at [the home of Mr. and 
Mrs! Adolph Satta-rherg. \ '• 

Mr. and Mrs 1 . M. P. Erickson, Mr. 
and Mrs. H. M. Olson of 1'nief Riv- 
er Falls, and Mrs X. E. Beebe'were 
entertained Wednesday evening at 
a 7_ o'clock dinner at the jhome of 
■}Ir. and Mrs.- Earl jL-nsonJ 



3L T\. A. Mold Xma s Party 

Tuesday evening, Dec 2Sth, the 
men's camp of the local 5L W. A. 
entertained thJE- members ; fit - the 
women's camp, junior members, 
and families of ail Woodmen at a 
Chrignnas party in the club rooms 
of the Municipal auditorium. San- 
ta Claus distributed- stockings 
containing candy, nuts and toys to 
all the children^ Christmas gifts 
were also presented to those pres- 
ent. ! The member* of the Women's 
camp were pleasantly surprised 
when the da:rs to their club room 
were opened to find a beautifully 
decorated banquet table awaiting 
them. They wer e also presented 
with! eifts. Everyone in attendance 
was served lunch and all voteed 
the members jof the mens camp 
royal entertainers. 

Bridge Party j '' 
Mrs. Mae Sofenson very pleasant 
ly entertained ! at a bridge party at 
her home Monday evening, Dec 
28th. The guests were Mesdames 
W. Peterson, Alcid Morrissette, A. 
M. Ripple, Albert Martin, John 
Norfcy, W. T. lionergan, G. A. Krae- 
ger, Karl Rossberg, S. J. Rice, J. E. 
Bruggeman, . Theo. Lem-niieux, and 
Henry ThibertL Prize for high 
score was awarded to Mrs. S. J. 
Rue.! and for j low to Mrs. Albert 
Martin. At the close of the even- 
ing (the "hostess, assisted |by Mrs. 
R'obt Tbfbert; and Ruby [Jnlsnxd, 
served a veryi delicious luncheon. 

iibrary Club IHeets 

"Mrs. Alcid Morrissette ehtertaih- 
ed tii members of the library clnb 
at her home Wednesday afternoon, 
Dec ; 30th. The officers were ab- 
sent '■■ so- no business meeting was 
held. The afternoon wa s " spent in 
playing whistl Prize for' high 
score gouts to' Mrs. J. E. Brugge- 
man, and prize for low score was 
awarded to Mrs. S. J. RiceJ At the 
close of the afternoon a very dain- 
ty lunch was iserved by the host- 
ess. ■ ■ I 

Mrs. W. G. McGrady returned on 
Friday morning from a twia weeks 
visit j at the home of her daughter 
at^Njorlh Branch, Minn. 

Mrs. Eleanor Mack went to Mah- 
nomen Thursday, where- she will 
visit ! for a few days at the Mike 
Janish home before returning to 
Lake! Park to resume her dutie s as 
teaciier. | 

Miss Bergloit Langlie, who has 
spent the pasi two weeks at her 
parental home; here, has returned 
to Badger, Minn^ to resume her 
teaching' duties. j 

Mr. and Mrs. Willard McCrady 
cf Oklee spent Wednesday at the 
W. G. McCrady -home.. 

Mr. and Mrs. Julius Xelson and 
family are moving into the Mrs. 
Ragna Nbrby building on Main av- 
enue. The Nelson family have 
beenistaying at the S. J. Rice home 
since! they lost their home by fire. 

John Schufling, Miss j ' Evelyn 
Lonergan, and"; Walter Lonergan 
left Friday foif Minneapolis, where 
Walter will remain and enroll as 
a student at lie Balzer Business 
college. Miss jLonergan and Mr. 
Schuiling will jreturn to Red Lake, 
Minn l, to resnme their" duties as 
members of the Red Cake pnblic 
school faculty] . ! 

Mr. and Mrs. Rc*ert=Thibert cf 
Chicago, HL, spent .several days 
here jlast week' visiting'at the So?» 
enson and Thibert homes.: 

Peter R. Ohnstad and Leland La- 
Voy motored to Dniath, Minn., -m 
Wednesday, where the latter went 
to consult a physician. 

The Misses Juanita. Ripple, Olga 
Wickstrom, and Dorothy Schiaed- 
er returned tP Bejnidji Sunday to 
resume their duties as students at 
the Bemidji State Teachers col- 
lege, j- j 

K. ; N. Grimsrud was a Bemidji 
visitor Sunday. ' 

Mr. and Mr4. Alcid Morrissette 
and : daughterj LaVerne plan to 
leave this week on a vacation trip 
to California j and. other points 
west. Roy Halseth of Grand Forks 
win be in charge of the store dur- 
ing the absence of Hr. Mor rissette. 

The Misses- Marietta Willett and 
Evelyn, Pehr left Sunday for Crook- 
ston, where they are employed. 
They have been enjoying a two 
weeks* vacation with relatives 
here. ; j 

Harold McCisdy, who spent his 
holiday vacation at the home of 
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.G. 
Mic-Crady, has [ returned*- to Fisber 
to resume his duties as high school 
principal. \ 

Geo. Tbibert wa B a Crookston 
visitor Wednesday. j 

Chester Fredrickson was, & pa- 
tient , at St. V^ncen^s hospital at 
Crookston several day R last week. 

Miss Carol Kjos retnrhed to her 
eniployment at Mahnomen, Minn., 
Saturiday. having visited several 
days at the- home of: her parents, 
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Kjos. 

Several of J the Plummer resi- 
dents! attended] a -party in the Mu- 
nicipal Auditorium Saturday even- 

ing, Jan. 2nd. The evening was 
spen!. in dancing to : the music of 
Schmidt's orchestra of Red Lake 
Falls. Lunch, was served at mid- 

The eleventh; of the series of 
card parties being sponsored by 
S*". Vincent's Ladies Aid was held 
Sunday evening in the church base- 
ment. High prize R were won by 
Mrs. Mae Sorensdn and Fred Brug- 
geman, and low prizis went to Mrs. 
Fred Bruggeman and Theo. Lem- 
ieux. Attendance prize was won. 
by L. J. Hesse. Members of. the 
lunch committee were the Mes- 
dames Mae Ssrenson, Mary Eifert, 
Geo. Tbibert. and Fred Bxugga- 
man. The last of th e series will be 
held n-'jsx Sunday evening, Jan. 10. 

John Schuiling of Red Lake; 
.Minn.; spent several days last week 
at the Walter Lonergan home.. 

Andrew Willect left the first of 
the w£ek for Crookston, where he 
has accepted a position with the 
S'tate Highway Dept. 

Deane Schoenauer and . Chas. Fell 
man left Monday evening for Min-. 
neapolis to again take up their 
work as students at Dunw£ody In- 

Mr. and Mrs. J. E, Bruggeman 
and family .were visitors at the 
Henry Bruggeman hom e in Terre- 
bonne Sunday. 

j Hamre Hunimings | 

» ■ : • 

A party was held at the Edward 
Jelle home for the Coral Clnb 
members of Jelle and their famil- 
ies on Tuesday night. The even- 
ing was spent ; socially, playing 
d i f f erent card games and singing. 
A delicious lunch wa« served at 
midnight by Mrs. Edward Jelle. 

Mrs. Rmji Bberheart and daught- 
er Dorothy visited at the Edward 
Jelle hom R Wednesday. 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Johnson "and 
son Marvin called at the Rev. An- 
derson" home Wednesday. 

Mr. and Mrs. Otto Kriutson and 
son Milton motored to Grygla ^,on 

Mr. and Mrs. Orville Anvinsoa, 
Albert Anvinson, and Edward Strat 
ton spent New Year's eve at the Ol- 
ga Jelle home. 

Mr. arid Mrs. ^mil Eberheart 
and daughter Dorothy were isew 
Year's day dinner guests at; the 
Anton Korstad home. . I 

Mrs. Olga Jelle and family! and 
Oscar Overby were Xew Year's 
day dinner guests at j the Walter 
Dalton home. . i 

Mrs. Helen Newhouse and fam- 
ily spent -New Year's day at the 
Edward Jelle heme. 

Mr. and Mrs. Otto '. Knutson en- 
tertained at a Xew Year's; dinner. 
Those present were: Mr; and Mrs, 
Harvey Woods and son Earl, Mr. 
and Mrs. Frank Johnson and son 
Marvin and Henry Morken. 

Albert Anvinson and Edward 
Stratton called at the Olga Jelle 
home Sunday. - 


For Iris Larson 

A large number of friends were 
entertained at the Albert Larson 
home Wednesday evening in honor 
of Iris Larson's birthday anniver- 
sary. The following were present: 
,Iris Larson, honor guest: Teckla 
and Axel Larson, Mr. and Mrs. G. 
Larson and family, Mrs. S. Hovick, 
Helen, Lloyd and Morris Hovick. 
all of Thief River Falls; Mrs. A. 
Kisberg and .Gudrun Hovick, of 
Middle River; Mr. and .Mrs. W. Gil- 
bertson and family. Paul Gilbert- 
son. Mrs. Paul Thyrin, Jeanette 
and Donald, Cyras Peterson, Stel- 
la and Gilmer Amondsori, Paul and 
Robert Jepson, Helen Vick, Helen 
and Dcnald Johnson, Henry and 
Stanley and Ray Bothman, Hazel, 
Paul, and Ruben Anderson. Harold! 
Carl, and Winton Fellman, Ernest 
Erickson and the A. Larson fam- 
ily. Music games, and contests 
were the evening's entertainment. 
Lunch- was served at midnight. 
Miss Larson received a number of 
gifts from her friends as a remind- 
er of the occasion. 

Mr. and Mrs. R. J. McKercher 
and family were Sunday guests at 
H Jepson's. 

Oliver Hiaugen returned to 
Crookston Monday after spending 
the holidays here with his parents, 
the Oscar Haugens. 

A number of friend* were enter- 
tained at sapper at the B. Walseth 
home Wednesday evening. 

A large number df young folks 
were entertained at the P. Amund- 
sen home Saturday evening. A 
white elephant was ' brought by 
each and a good time was enjoyed 
by alL Lunch was served. 

Mary Hess wa«, a. Tuesday night 
visitor at the Paul Thyrin home. 

The P. Amundsen, B. Johnson, 
and H^ Jepson families were Thurs- 
day evening supper guests at the 
Frank Bothman's. 

Mr. and Mrs. G. Larson and fam- 
ily^Mr. and* Mrs. B. Gilbertson and 
family, Teckra, Iris and Axel Lar- 
son, Ernest Erickson and Paul GU- 
bertson were Sunday visitors at A. 

-Helen. Hesse left for Minneapo-' 
lis recently, where she is employ- 
ed. ; * • 

■ Evelyn and Marvin Thyrini left 
Monday for Minneapolis, where 
they will visit with relatives. 

Mr. and Mrs. Bennle Johnson and 
f a mil y. Mr. and Mrs. H. Jepson 
and family, and 'Mr. and Mrs. 
Frank Bothman anu* family were 
sapper guests at Pete Amundson's 
one evening. 
: B. Walseth and Harold and An- 
nie were New Year's day dinner 
guesbs at Otto' Johnsons. 

; Mr. and Mrs. N. E. Beebe enter- 
tained a large number of. friends 
Friday evening. . 

= Mrs. B. Johnson and children 
spent Sunday at! the J. Kehney 
home. i_. 

. Mrs. A. P. Anderson was a Wedr 
nesday visitor at the G. Erickson 
home. I ■ > 


Hartz Stores 




0YSTERSHELL, L i O B°a g 98c 

Stock Salt, 50 S g 39c 

Block Salt, 50 ,!:!:;,; 43c 

Oatmeal, 9 Lb. Ba& 39c 

Farina, D ^ r 5 ga 29cH 

CUFtEE, Peaberry 3Lbs.49C 



Water Softener 





Mustard, F i$f Qt. Jar 10c 

Catsup, && 2 for 25c 
Tea Sittings, 1 Sg 12c 
COCOA, 2 Lb. Can 15c 

TOMATOES, 2 ^f 25c 




49 Lb. Bag 





98 Lb. Sack 


CRACKERS, 2 Lb. Box 14c 
Crackers, 2 J&SIms 23c 
Corn Flakes, 3 Pkgs. 25c 
Pears, No. 10 Can 49c 
Apricots, No. 10 Can 55c 

BREAD, Ma^2Lo aves 15G 

Ginger Snaps 

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Oranges, i^ 2 doz. 29c 
Lettuce, Large Size 7c 
Carrots, %p° Bunch 4c 
Grapefruit, St. 6 for 17c 

AmES f &10 Ib ,49c 


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Mr. and Mrs. Hardy Bjerk wer£ 
iosts at a New Year's Day dinner 
party. The guests present were 
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Netteland and 
family and Mr. and 'Mrs. Sever 
Skottem and family of St. Hilaire. 
Tn e day was spent socially. j 




MiBS L«3is Morell was the hosts-ss 
at a party at her home New Year's 
Eve. About 16 guests were pres- 
ent, and games and contests for 
which prizes were given, were the 
diversions ; of the evening. Lunch 
.■was served at tables, and Christ- 
ma^ decorations were used. 


Mr., and Mrs. Irving Quist were 
Sshe hosts at a small party at their 
iome Monday evening. The guests, 
present were Mr. and Mrs. Eugene 
Eichter of Kramer, N. Dak., Miss 
Sarah Houglum, Mr. and Mrs. \V. 
Smithers, Mrs. B. J. Hoium, Mrs. 
O. F. Halldin, and Mrs. Hans Aan- 
^tad. The evening was spent in 
playing bridge, and lunch was 
served by the hostess. 

lodge were as foJ^ows: C. W. Pope, 
worshipful master;! Ronald King* 
horn, s enior warden: U G. larsen, 
junior warden; sl'S^verson. senior 
deacon; Arthur. Rambeck, junior 
deacon; William JDahlqursit, senior 
stewart; R. "Woolnouse, junior 
stewant; Alfred j gtehberg*, tiler; 
Adolph Ecklund,] -treasurer; Joe 
Pahrick, secretary; Kw. E. A. 
Cooke, chaplin; B. Dan Bjorkman, 
mars hall; and Andy Anderson, in- 
stalling officer; ;■:■■ * 

Two baskets cf roses iormed the 
decorations, and |ttie installation 
was performed b^ j candle light. 
After the ceremonies dancing was 
the diversion of i the evening, -*" 1 
lunch was, served; I 

are as follows: . 0.. H. Ekeren, 
judge; Ed Ness, president; Alfred' 
Halugen, vice president; T. J. Reier- 
sori, secretary; E, P. Buitftadj fin- 
ance secretary; [ William Parbst, 
treasurer; Thor. Sevaldson, regent; 
Martin Moen and Albert Olson, 
ma^shalls; Soren Knutsbn, inner 
guard; Chris S'teen, outer guard; 
John O. Linde, trustee; and I Dr. 
Vistaunet. Dr. . ! 

; After the installation, dancing 
was the diversion of the evening, 
an I lunch was served. ! 


Viola "and Florence' Bredeson. 
Candles and pbinsetftias, and a 
beautifully decorated; Christmas 
tree were the decorations.: 

Aifter dinner Ithe guests spent 
the remainder of the evening from 
9 till 12 o'clock in the Zion Luth- 
eran churchj where ;New Year's 
wakft services were held. 


Rev. E. W. Baumann united in 
Mrarriage Miss Corrine Olson of 
tfiiis city and Franklyn Freitag of 
Cirygla at a ceremony solemnized 
•at the German ' Lutheran church, 
^rtie bridal couple were attended by 
Oir. and Mrs. Oscar Slefcten of Gry- 
Eta. The groom has been employ- 
ed in the Ma vie vicinity the 'past 
year, and at present is employed at 
the Dick Shobert farm at JUavie. 


■Mrs. Arthur Hanson was the hos- 
tess at a small party Sunday night 
for her son Robert,- who was home 
from Chicago, where he is attend- 
ing the Moody Bible Institute. The 
guests present were the Misse R Vi_ 
vian and Edith Skogland; and Men- 
dell and Edla EricksonL The even- 
ing was spent socially. 


Mrs. C. A. Joslyh was guest of 
honor at a birthday (party given for 
her at the I. Steinjhome on Mon- 
day afternoon, j The guests pres- 
ent- were the Mesdames J. M. Skog, 
S M. Posten, CIS. McReynolds, H. 
Buck, C. H. Jung, and Robert 
Looker. Mrs. Joslyn is honored 
each year by the same group of la- 
dies. The guests brought the de- 
licious luncheoni.whioh was served", 
and the guest of honor was pre- 
sented with a plant! 


j'Mrs. 'Walter Smith; was the | hos- 
tess at a party giveniby the bridge 
club in honor of JMrs. Donald 
Chalmers Wednesday afternoon. 
The guests present were the honor 
guest, Mrs. Chalmers, the hostess, 
Mrs. Smith, and the Mesdames 
Clarence Knudsen, Hal Ekereh, W. 
GJ Claffy, Gunder Legvold, Harold 
Elofson, H. Harrison^ and C. Pope. 
Bridge .was played and a delicious 
luncheon was served; Mrs. Chalm- 
ers was presented with a guest 
prize. I 


i'Mrs. Dave Evensort was the hos- 
tess at a meeting of the bridge club 
held at her home Tuesday after- 
noon,. A delicious two-course 
'bridge luncheon wa R servert at 1:30, 
and ,-candles, favors, and place 
cards attractively decorated 1 the 
table. Group pictures were taken. 
The guests present wer e the Mes-. 
dames B. .M. Krogstad, honor 
guest, Hal Ekeren, Clarence Knud-. 
sen, Ray Kiland, Rudclph Sag- 
moen, James Belda, HaroLj:Eide, 
Gunder Legvold, and Oscar Motfse- 
n'roten. . Two tables of bridge were 


Mrs. Clarence Knudseh was the 
hostess at a handkerchief shower 
given Saturday night in honor of 
-Mrs. B M. Krogstad, ;wlio is leav- 
ing this week for Harvey, N. Dak. 
where she will make i her home. 
The guests present were the Mes- 
dames B. M. Krogstad, honor guest, 
Harcld Etde, James Belda, Hal Ek- 
eren, Ray Kiland, Gunder Legvold, 
Oscar Monsehroten, Dave Evenson, 
Rudolph Sagmoenx Ralph. McCain, 
antl Harold Elo&on. : Bridge was 

played, with wizen going to Mrs. school 

of a merry gathering when the 
choir -of the First Lutheran church 
was entertained the evening of 
January 1. After a practice, 
coa'ched by Rev. Tungseth, the ev- 
ening was spent playing old fash- 
.ioned games. At midnight Mrs. 
Soutih served a delicious lunch. 
This' is usually a sleigh rid e affair 
hut the lack cf snow made-it neces- 
sary to so by car. So those of the 
choir whose" cars were running 
gene-rously shared their convey- 
ances with the others and the re- 
sult was that about 30 people had 
a wonderful time.' 

■Mrs! John* Sund has returned" to 
her home near Eaplee after visit- 
ing her sister, Mrs. Peter Refulsa. 
John Sund returned to his work. ; 

Mrs 1 . -Evenson and sons, ; who 
spent the holidays with relatives 
in Thief River Falls, have returned 
■to Esplee where Vernon teaches 

Harold Eide, Mrs. Kiland, Mrs. Leg 
void, and Mrs. Sagmoen. Mrs.. 
Krogstad received, many lovely 
handkerchiefs. A midnight supper 
of chow mein was served -by the 
hostess. . 


The Masonic hall was the scene 
Friday night of; the Joint installa- 
tion of the new officers of tile 
"Eastern Star and Masonic lodges. 
. Officers for the installing cer^- 
■lontes were as follows: Mrs. R. G. 
Kiane,, installing officer; Mrs. Pete 
Peterson, installing marshall; Mrs. 
aJaura, Paulson, ; installing chaplin; 
And Mrs. Robert Looker, organist. 
TEhe officers installed were as fol- 
lows: Andy Anderson, worthy pa- 
tron; Mrs. Palmer Tornmerdahl, as- 
sociate matron; George Orr, asso- 
ciate patron; Mrs. Alf Borry, sec- 
ti jtary; Mrs. Olive Stoughton, treaa 
-orer; Miss Margaret Fabrick, con- 
ductress; Mrs. Thora Nelson, asso-. 
jejatfl conductress; ' Miss Bernice 
Orr, chaplin; Mrs. L. S. Hess, mar- 
«hall; Miss Georgia Frissell, organ- 
ist; Mrs. R. Omang, Ada; Mrs. Gun- 
ner Legvold, Ruth; Mrs. Ralph Mc- 
Cain. Esther; Mrs. Dave Fast, 
Martha; Mr)j. James Steen, Electa; 
Misa Myrtle Oen, warder; Mrs. 
Iflicy Mathewson, sentinel; and 
3Hrs. Art 1 -rfolte, worthy matron. 
Officers elected 'in the Masonic 


The Daughters and Sons of Nor- 
way held their joint installation 
Monday evening in th e Sons of 
Norway hall. E. B. Hauke, grand 
president of the order of the Sons 
of Norway, presided over the in- 
stallation of the new officers. A 
short program was held, and the 
Daughters gave their drill exhi- 
bition. The new officers of the 
Daughters of Norway lodge who 
were installed are as follows:. Mrs. 
Clara Lindberg, president; Mrs. 
Rr?sri Ncrs, vice president; Mrs. 
Liura Dybvig, pa=ft|.president; Mrs. 
Thora Nelson, finance secretary; 
Mrs. Anna Vistaunet, treasurer; 
Mrs. Louise Anderson, secretary; 
Mrs! Clara Ahlstroin 1 , assistant se- 
cretary; Mrs.'ClaraJ Erickson, mar- 
shall; Mrs. Belle Sbrenson, assist- 
ant marshall; Mrs. Dorothy Haney, 
outside guard; Miss Ella Erickson, 
inside guard; Mrs. |Alma- Erickson, 
chairman of the sick committee; 
and Dr. P. L. Vistaunet, Dr. 

The new officers;- of the Sons of 
Norway lodge who' were installed 


j Miss Audrey 'Anderson was the" 
hostess at a party. r given at her 
home Saturday evening in honor of 
the college students home for the 
holidays. The guests present were 
the Misses Lois Nelson, Helen Gra- 
hum, Helen -Bice, '■ Vivian Ward, 
Brunell Erickson, ;Ardith Melby, 
Annette Simonson, Mona Mpsleth, 
and Ardella Gjernes. A delicious 
luncheon was served at 10:30 at a 
table at which white pine and poin- 
settias formed th<» centenpiece. Tall 
red tapers also formed part of the 
decorations. Thei evening was 
spent -socially. i 


i The home of ReT.jaJid Mrs. Aug- 
ust Bredeson was the Bcene of a 
three-course dinner 1 party oh Now 
Year's Eve in honor of the Sunday 
school teachers andj officers of the 
Zion Lutheran church. Miss Alice 
Bredeson was the hostess at the 
dinner which was Berved at 6:30. 
Those present were 'as follows: 
Mrs. Minnie Kirov. Clifford Bugge, 
Gordon Neset, and the Misses Dor- 
othy Green, Harriet and* Annette 
Simonson, Evelyn Tungseth- Mar- 
garet Joppru, Marion Parbst, 
Gladys; Wold, Ardftn Reiersdn, and 


rMiss Eunice Johnson, daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. Hjalmer Johnson 
of Mud Lake, became the bride of 
iDelmar Hageni B on of Mr. and Mrs. 
Dick Hagen of Gatzke, at a single- 
ring ceremony performed by Rev. 
t; C. L. Hanson ;in the Lutheran 
parsonage in Holt, Monday even- 
ing, Dec. 28. The bride was gown- 
ed- in a beautiful white tafEeta 
dress, and the bridesmaid wore 
brown silk. The . wedded couple 
were attended by Miss Gladys San- 
c-den and Julius Borchert, both of 
this city. . 

! Mr. Hagen is a farmer m Gatz- 
kje, and Mrs. Hagen is at present 
engaged as teacher of the Wilson 
sbhool in Holt. The newlyweds 
left immediately for a honeymoon 
trip to Montana. 


:Hev. and Mrs. R. M. Fjelstad 
■were guests of honor at a 5 o'clock 
■Fireside Hour held Sunday even- 
ing In the Trinity Lutheran 
church. The occasion was in cel- 
ebration of the completion of his 
twenty-fifth year of service m the 
ministry. A program was (present- 
ed which included a piano duet by 
the Missesf- Vivian Ward and Helen 
Granum;a speech.^ Rev. T. Trel. 
stad of Middle River; a vocal solo, 
by Mrs. O. C. Granuui, and a sTeecb 
of presentation by Supt. Bye, .who 
presided over the affair. Rev. and 
Mrs. Fjelstad. were- presented with 
a beautiful nifty-four niece silver 
service, and also. -a cash gift. Rev. 
Fjelstad then 'responded with a 
speech of thanks, after which sup- 
per was served and a social hour 

spent. ■:■ ■ •'■ .- . 

I Arrangements, for the party were 
made by the church council. 


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i And Equip Your Car With ! 

Firestone Ground Grip Tires 

For Mud jor Snow ; 

It's the tire that makes its ownroad. You 
' ■ don't need chains, j for these Ground Grip 

Tires will pull youj through where chains 
would leave you stranded in snow. Why j 

take a chance? This fellow in the! picture ! ! 

did, and it cost him the price of a tire j 

and"to be towed to town. - '■ /~ '•. \ 

Firestone Ground Grip Tires are made for .'!"■'■ 
motor cars, trucks Jand tractorsl Every i 

car needs the extra! traction to i take it ! 

through the heavy snow. • '■ y \ ■. '■ j 

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' -Miss .BraneirrErlckapn was hos- 
tess to a groupyat friehds at a par- 
ty at her home : Sunday evening. 
The guests present w^ere the Miss- 
es Helen Granuin, Lois Nelson, Vi- 
vian Ward, Annate Simonson, Au- 
drey Anderson, Mona Mosleth, Hel- 
en Rice, Ardith Msdby, and Ardel- 
la Gjernes. The evening was 
spent, informally, with con- 
versation seryin'g a3 the diver- 
sion. A buffet supper was served 
to the guests. r . 

isms. iu. m. kkogstIFjfeted 

; Mrs. B. M. Krogstad was guest 
of honor at a party given for her 
Wednesday night at the home of 
airs. Harold Eide. The Mesdames 
Harold Elofson, . Hal Ekeren, Carl 
Melby, and Ray Kiland were as- 
sisting hostesses. The quests pre- 
sent werethe Mesdames Clarence 
Knudsen, Ed Holmgren, Dave Ev- 
enon, Matliew McKay, Claude Ev- 
enson, G. H. Frissell, Orvis Oien, 
j Jamefe B&lda, Oscar Monsehroten, 
Ralph McCain, and the Misses Eva 
Robarge and Georgia Frissell. The 
evening was spent in playing con- 
tract and auction bridge, with Mrs. 
McCain receiving high in" contract, 
Mrs. Knudsen low in contract, and 
iMrs. Holmgren receiving high in 
auction. Mrs. Krogstad was pre- 
isented with a farewell gift from 
.the group, as she planned on leav- 
ing this morning (Thursday") for 
Harvey, N. Dak., where **he will 
muke her future honied. ,.. 

Phone 211 


102 Main So. 

(Entertains at Whist 
-Mr. and Mrs. Carl OhristranBOn 
entertained . a - large- group,: pt 
friends at : their home Tuesday ev'- 
enlng, Dec.' 29. rWhist-was Blayed 
at five tables, /Wen score for tha la- 
Idies beirie won by Mrs. Joe Gang-, 
ness and the. nieh'fl prize "by A. B.- 
Joaephson. 'Aj^'-'ielaboraxe". lunch 
was served atr midnight. Those 
*w?iq enjoyed «[«*-. occasion were: 
iMrTarid Mrs ViciMeLfebd, Mr. and 
-Mri. iDlSTud, Mr. had Mrs. Boy Vfi- 
seth, Mr. and Mrs. .Harold. Soutle, 
Mr. and Mrs Jo Ganghess, Mr. and 
Mrs. John Kast,. Mr. and Mrs. E. 
Peterson, Mr. and Mrsi R. McDon- 
ald and Mr. and Mrs. A. Joeephson. 
.Mrs. Gina &tepilansx>n assisted 
Mrs. ChristSansori ': with the' serv- 
ing. . 

Sew Year's Eve Party 
IMr. and Mrs; Elmer Peterson 
very ipleasantly entertained a 
group of friend R to watch the old 
year out and welcome the new. 
Whist was played at four tables. 
Mrs. Floyd Olson winning the lad- 
ies first prize and Andrew Weils 
the mens prize. A delicious lunch 
wa« served at .one o'clodk. Those 
who. enjoyed the evening, were Mr. 
and Mrs. L. Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. 
Carl Christiansbn, Mr. and Mrs. A. 
Josephson, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence 
Noer, Mr. and- Mrs. Floyd Olson, 
Mr. and .Mrs. T .Disrud, Mr. and' 
Mrs McDonald, Mr. and Mrs. A. 
Wells, i ■ ". ■ • 

Bertha Hanson, a nurse in train- 
ing at Anker hospital, ig visitinj:: at ' 
her parental home. 

■Mrs. Joe Christiansen and Marl- 
Ivn are visiting at her home In 

Mr. -and Mrs^ Diehl of Highland- 
ing visited at the «A. Josephson 
home Tuesday afternoon. Their 
•daughter Helen, wh„ works in 
Thief River Falls, spent the Christ- 
inas holiday with them. 

Prof, and Mrs. Disrud and daugh- 
ters, and Rev. Tungseth and family 
were entertained for supper at the 
Osmund Urdahl home Wednesday 
evening, j 

Mr. and Mrs. Jo Gangness visit- 
ed at the John Kast home this 
week and also called on other old 
friends in the vidinity. 

'Mr. and Mrs. Jay Payne and 
Mrs. Belland were business callers 
in Thief River Falls Tuesday. 
; ©an Payne wa R a business call- 
er in Goodridge- Wednesday. 

George Pc-ppenhagen is on duty 
at the- Land O Takes station after 
a vacation spent with home folks at 
Thief River Falls. Truman Bell- 
and substituted for him during his 

School opened Tuesday the 5th, 
all the teachers returning to work 
after having spent their vacations 
at their respective homes. 

Rev. Bjbrgan and Curtis? Olson 
Bfcarted for Fargo Monday to- take 
back to school Rudolph Bjorgan, 
■Beth McLeod, and Rut hMandt, but 
the storbt was', so .severe they had 
to return after, going as far: as 
Cranston. 1 "'"• 

-Mi*, and Mrs. Owen Olson and 
family and Darel Jostiphson enjoy- 
ed the show in Thief River Falls 
on New Year's eve. 

Mrs. Albert Halvorson and son 
Gordon were supper guests' at the 
A. Josephson home, Friday. 

Miss Ethel Halvorson left for 
Thief River Fa-H- Monday ' where 
she will be employed. 

Charles Josephson is driving the 
Grygla school bu R this week, as- 
sisting title driver Carl Johnson. 

Mrs. Gus' Ristau and infant 
daughter have returned to their 
home after haying spent, several 
days in Thief River Falls, where 
■the baby received medical care. 

Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Johnson, Ma- 
bel and Harold were business call- 
ers in Thief River Falls Monday. 

Esther Johnson, who works in 
Thief River Falls, spent a few day« 
with her parents. 

Mr. . and Mrs. A. Halvorson en- 
tertained Mr. and Mrs. J. M. John- 
son, arid Mabel and Harold, Sun- 

Ray Stephanson, who is employ- 
ed in- the Gamble store at Bemidji, 
spent New Year's with his mother. 
Albert Arndtz and sons and Air. 
and Mrs.. Clarence Grimley were 
New Years guests at the J. M. 
Johnson home. 

Mr. and Mrs. Hamerstein were 
entertained New Year's day at the 
home of their daughter, Mrs. Torn- 
merdahl at Thief River Falls.- 

•Mrs. Ted Omlid is assisting at 
the Dr. Penney dental parlors for 
a week. 

Mr. and Mrs*. Engen and son and 
Mr. and Mrs. Prestclbak were en- 
tertained at the Hammerstein home 
Sunday for dinner. 

Jean McLeod and" Luceil Felder 
visited friends in Thief River Falls 
(or a tkw days. 

Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Erickson visl 
ited Mrs. Einer Jensen, who is- 
quite seriously 111, and also called 
at theJA, Josephson home Thurs- 
day, i 

Guests at the Ole Presfebak 
home for six o'clock dinner iNew 
Year's eve were Mr. and Mrs. jV*. C. 
jMtaLeod and -daughters, Mr. j and 
Mrs. John Kast and family, and Mr. 
end Mrs. Jo GangneBS. ~ , 

Mrs. | John Kast arid" Mrs. V. C. 
McLeod attended the Eastern. Star 
instaltetkm in : Thief RiverFaSis on 
Friday night 

throughout" the country. Several 
in . this community are under its 
affliction at the present time. 

Mr. and Mrs. Halvor Myrom and 
sons S«lmer, Howard and Burnell; 
■Mr. and Mrs.- Frank Lundeen and 
sons Herbert and Floyd; Alvina, 
Lorraine and Ordell ' Lundeen; 
Maurice, Rayno and Marian Leht-. 
inen; Minnie Loven; Ringa Nikula; 
Mr- and Mrs. J. L. Rodniecki and. 
Jack, Aloysious, Roman, Virgil and 
Richard, and Mr. and Mrs. Louis 
Mandt and Lyl e and Lowell were 
dinner" guests at ; th e O. M. Mandt 
home Friday evening. 

Willie Singer was a caller at the 
Leonard Singer home in Equality 
Monday afternoon.' 

Several young people from this 
community have returned to their 
respective school*, where they are 
students, to resume their studies. 
There was no Forum meeting held 
last week because of the holidays. 


Rev. E. L. Tungseth, state senat- 
or for the 65th District, left Mon- 
day morning for St. Paul where he 
will attend the regular 19p? ses- 
sion of the State Legislature. 

was accompanied by his son, Erl-,. 

ing, who attends Augsburg 
at Minneapolis. 

During, his stay- in St. Paul, R^v, 
Tungseth's pastorate here 
served temporarily by Rev. 
Jorgenson of Minneapolis. 
Tungseth will also make frequent 
trips home- ever Sundays, w^iile-th 
session ig in prcgress. 




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Mike Antonoff of Wyandotte was 
a guest Sunday at the Carl Olson 
hom e in this ity. 

Snow-blocked roads -and below- 
zero temperatures were respon- 1 
sible for four deaths in th© North- 
west over last" week-end. A fifth 
resulted from a . traffic mishap. 
The dead: Robert Harvey, 54, St. 
Paul, found frozen. August Roh- 
ney, about 70, Minneapolis, whose 
frozen body was found «n a log in 
the Mississippi river. Robert 
Chattertoh, 41, of Williamson 
county, 111., asphyxiated in an au^ 
tomobile stuck in a snow drift in 
Itasca state park near Bemidji, 
Michael Hanley, 71, Stillwater, as- 
phyxiated in the sam? car.' John 
Bergman, of Duluth; fatally injur- 
ed when struck by an automobile 
while -he was running for a bus. 

Old papers. Two bundles for 6 
ents. FORUM Office. 

Miss Gladys Rud of Grygla ar- 
rived in this city Monday, where 
she will be employed. I 

Robert Oen left Mcnday for 
Northfleld, Minn., where ^ie is a 
student at St. Olaf college. 

Mis s Theresa Noehl 'ofl Selton, 
■Minn., spent Monday at the horns 
of E. P. Burstad in this city as ; 
guest f.f Ethel . 

son Tom 

Mrs. Martha Fuller and - — 

of this city were New Year*s Day 
dinner guests at the N. ^.. Anton 
home in Sanders. 

Mrs. Paul Engelstad 
Peter of Cfookston spent 
and Wednesday at the Earl Engel- 
stad home in this city, 

ind son 


NEW and USED! 

We carry a stocc of 
good used furniture as 
well asTiew. 

New and used sewing 
machines, Apex Rash- 
ers, Arvin Radios, Sing- 
er Sewing Machine 3 and 
the Martin Varnish Go's 
line of Amberlyte Faints - 
and Varnishes. 

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duality Food Products 







Pickerel, 1 0« 




A Real 

Fresh Pike Fillets, 

No waste, ready for the pan, 

Fresh Lake Trout, 

Fresh Oysters, Pt. 

Largfc "Selects" 


iCJioir Party 

The Harold Sou^h home, 5 miles 
nor&east of tfiwii, iraa. : the scene 

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■Mr. and Mrs. .Gill Oak "entertain- 
ed a group ot friends at their home 
on. Wednesday evening of last 
week. Those who were " jpreaent 
are: Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bol&tad, 
Mr. and ''Mrs. Stone a4d family, 
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Liuhdeen and 
family, Mr. and Mrs." Jhfi'Rodman 
and family, Mr. and ~ (Mrs." Louis 
Mandt and sons, Lvle' and Lowoll, 
and Bennie and Thor B6rstad. '. . 

iTborald and Sally 'Kvfete were 
social callers at the 0. T. Lunden 
borne Sunday. <;: 

Miss Marlam Lehtinetl- returned 
to her home in East -Lake,' Minn., 
after having spent the . Christinas 
holidays with her brothers, ■ Maur- 
ice and : Eayno Lehtinen' of River 
Valley. - 1 - 

Visitors at the Halvor Myrom 
home on Sunday were Mr.' and Mrs. 
Oi T. Lunden and family, Mr. and 
Mrs- Frank Lundeen - and- Miss" Vi- 
olet Monson. ; :■;■" -'■!;- - 

The store and creamery boards 
and mana©er respectively, had the 
merchandise inventory- taken last 
week. " ■ ;' . 

IMr. and Mrs.- Halvor Myrom - and 
daughters, Signe, Betty ^ "arid Inez 
were dinner guests at the' Gilbert' 
Buratadihome on New Yeat'Sjday/ 
'iTlie much dreaded "flu** seeini 
a^ain to hd'- ■;« TavaginK 'menace 

BEEF ROAST, 1CA Wieners 1Q 

Bologna, K^ Lb. 15c 
Minced Ham, Lb. l^c 

Round CtA4l#o Choice 

StBdKS, steaks 4Wf 

Beef Ribs, Pound 


Bacon Sojuares,tiie h ip'lt?t n e app»i20.C; 

Lirigonberries, Qt. 34c 
Toilet Tissue, 'At 19c 






CORN,|s'„ a tl°mNo. 
Choice, Cans 


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"Wings of the Morning" 


■. and Mrs. Walter Wegge and 

:ily of Holt spent New -Year's 

at the Ed Timm home in this 




diss Etht-1 Halvorsori of Good- 
ridse arrived in this city Monday, 
e she will be employed in the 

iss Ruth Cronkhite left Satur- 
for Little -Sioux, Iowa, where 
will teach Home Economics ,in 
high school. 

'ps. Inga Berg of Minneapolis 
spending some time in this city 
during the illness of her sister, 
Mrs|. Sever Brandon. 

Russell Moldrem of Crookston 
it Friday till Monday morning 
at the home of Mrs. Louise Andar- 
i of this city as a guest:of Violet 

Mrs. Ethel Moquin of Erie and 
Mrs. . Insa Berg of Minneapolis 
-werj dinner guests Sunday at the 
hone of Rev. and Mrs. August Bre_ 
tieson of this. city. 


Gtorge Poppenhagen, who is em- 
ployed in Goodridge, spent the holi 
. in this city visiting at the 
4 of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. 


Miss Hilda Erickson of East 
l Rock3buxy arrived here New Year's 
Hrejand visited at the home of her 
brother and sisttr-in-law, Rev. and 
MrsJ C. W. Erickson. She returned 


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Ernie Hellqnist left : Sunday 
night for St. Paul, whtTe he at- 

, da Macalester college, after 
jeridlng the holidays at the home 
of has parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. 
Hellquist. * 

. Miss Eudora Hawkins left Sun- 
tiay ' for Alexandria ,Minn„ where 
&he Is employed, as a beauty oper- 
ator. While here she visited at 
the home of her parents - , Mr. and 
Mrs. PhiliD Hawkins. 

| afb s Maurine Halland spent 
New Year's Day at the home of 
her parents in this city, ' that of 
Mr. and Mrs. Helmer Halland. 
Maurine attends the Eitel School 
of Nursing in Minneapolis.. 

; Hiss : Delia Peterson, first grade 
teacher in the Knox School in this 
«ity, is in Wheaton this week, 
■where she was called by the death 
of her father, who died suddenly 
on Saturday from a heart attack. 

Robert Sande. who attends- high 
school in this city, returned here 
Snnday; after a few days' visit at 
■Caaahome of his parents. Mr. and 
Mrs. Ole Sande in Minneapolis. He 
effiays at the C. W. Sande home 
while here. 

i Mrs. Lou Stitt, formerly of this 
•ity, spent from New Year's Day 
vEl S\mday attending to business 
matters here. She visited at the 
Jim Steen and U Reidy homes, be-. 
irre returning t n her heme in Glad- 
stone. Mich. 

! John Xiemi, who was connected 
-with the Forum printing office last 
wmmer, was a caller in this ^ity 
•Tuesday. Mr. Xiemi is now man- 
•ger of the Cooperative str-re at 
Kiddle River. 

j Lawrence Frickland of Roseau 
Vent New Year's Day and Monday 
id the home of Mr. and Mrs. T. P. 
Anderson of this city. Ha, left on 
Monday night for Minneapolis, 
-where he is a Senior at the TJni- 
T&rsity of Minnesota. 

! Mrs. C. M. Evens on, accompan- 
ied by Miss Elaine Bvenaon, left 
Monday for Hibbins, where they 
will visit at th e home of Mrs. Os- 
«ar Erenson, who i<s seriously ill. 
Blaine went on from Hibbing to 
St. Paul, where she is employed. 

Mr. and Mrs. "William Marquette 
of Gladstone, Mich., spent *_Monday 
evening In this city visiting the 
Misses Rose and Lillian Erickson. 
Mr. and Mrs. Marquette are form- 
erly of this city, and were; return- 
ing from, a trip to the west coast. 

Mr. and Mrs. Tony Hornsetfa and 
daughter Elaine, and Charles Pit- 
terman, all of this city, spent New 
Year's Day at the home of Mr. and 
Mrs. E. N. Erenson of Wyandotte. 
•Ri frMTip remained for a few day's 
. visit at the: home ol her grandpar- 
ests, tie Evensons. 

i Mr. and Mrs. Donald Chalmers, 
former residents of this city when 
Mr. Chalmers wa« a teacher in the 
high school, spent the holidays 
here visiting at the John Cromthite 
home, parents of Mrs. Chalmers. 
Mr. Chalmers left Saturday while 
Mrs. Chalmers will remain for an 
extended visit. 

j The Misses .Melva Bomholdt and 
Ethel Burstad went to Crookston 
Thursday. Melva returned the 
tame evening, while Ethel remain- 
ed till Friday, where she visited at 
the home of Roy Berg. She re- 
turned Friday accompanied by Roy, 
who visited- at the E. P. Burstad 
hom G till Saturday, hefore ilEaving 
- for Fargo, where he attends 
school. . 

Judge Brattland left for St. Paul 
Saturday evening, where he will 
fpend several days visiting; and at- 
tending to- business matters in the 
state capitqt.--.He was accompanied 
hy his aon's'wife and child,' Mrs. A. 
D. Brattland' and Bon Armand, Jr. 
Mr. A. D Brattland left j Monday 
soon. Judge Brattland is expected 
to return Sunday or Monday of 
aext week. 

Miss Alice Horton of this- city 
spent the wesk end at .the R. C. 
Dailey home in Holt. 

Mrs. T. J. Welsch returned Tues- 
day morning from a week's "stay in 
Minneapolis where she visited with 

Barthell Peterson of Cass '. Lake 
and Ray Stsphanscn of Bemldji 
were week end visitors in thi n city 
■at the home of. Mr. and Mrs. Ole 

Mrs. B. M. Krogstad" of this city 
left Sunday night and returned on 
Tuesday morning from Minneapo- 
lis, where she attended to business 
matters. i 

Miss Helen Wilson, who is "j em- 
ployed in this city, spent New 
Year's Day at the home of her par- 
ents, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Wilson, in 
St. Hilair;-. 

Miss Kathkrine Mellby, daughter 
of Dr. and Mrs. O. F. Mellby of this 
city, returned Sunday to Bralnerd, 
Minn., where- she is employed 1 as a 
school teacher. : ! 
: I 

Johnnie Bieds-rman, son of j Dr. 
and. Mrs. Biederman of thU i city, 
left Saturday night for Minneapo- 
lis", where he attends the^ Univer- 
sity of Minnesota. 

Mrs. S. Hovick and Helen, Lloyd, 
and Morris Hovick, all of this! city, 
spent Wednesday evening in ^Haz- 
el attending a party given in : hon- 
or of Miss Iris Lars:n. 

Richard Thronson, son of i Mr. 
and Mrs. T, M. Thronson of: this 
city, ■ left Monday night; for 
Grand Forks, where he attends the 
University- of North Dakota. ; 

James Ness ft left Monday for 
Northfield, Minn., Where he is at- 
tending St. Oiaf ' college. While 
here he visited at the home of his 
parents. Dr. and Mrs. Nesse. 

C. W. Kollitz, manager of the 
Cut Rate Grocery of this- city, left 
Saturday night for the twin cities, 
where he will spend a 10-day vaca- 
tion visiting relatives and friends. 

Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Ruane *nd 
daughter Marcella returned Wed- 
nesday morning, froin a trip to Los 
Angeles, Calif, where they have 
spent some tima visiting relatives. 

Oreal Halland left Monday for 
MoorhEQd. where he attends Con- 
cordia College. Oreal spent the 
holidays at the h-me of his par- 
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Helmer Hal- 

Mrs. P. EL Brouard, daughter of 
Dr. and Mrs. Rice of this city, left 
Saturday night for her home in 
Minneapolis, after spending the 
holidays visiting at the hom e of her 
parents. . 

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Bottelson 
returned Wednesday morning from 
Chicago, wher P they visited at the 
home of Mr. and Mrs. Corwin Nic- 
oll. daughter and son-in-law of the 
Bott'lsons. - ' ; j 

Mi=s Lois Thorsen, a member of 
the local high school faculty, ar- 
rived here Sunday night, after 
spending her holiday vacation at 
the home of her parents in York, 
N\ Dek. I 

Miss Vivian Ward left | Sunday 
night for Minneapolis, where she 
attends the University of Minneso- 
ta. While here she visited at the 
home of her parents. Mr. and Mrs. 
Gaston Ward. 

Kendall Gustafson left Saturday 
night for St. Paul, where he at- 
tends Hamline ; University. He vis- 
ited' at the home of hi s parents, 
•Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Gustatoon 
while here ! ' ' 

'The Misses Lois Nelson, Helen 
Granum, and Helen and Lydie Bice 
left Monday night for Northfield, 
where j they attend St- Olaf. 
They visited at their respective 
homes while, here. j 

Andy Magnussen i« in Chicago 
St this time, where he is attending 
to business matters- concerning tiie 
Independent Grocery. Her la ex- 
pected back to this city the latter 
part of the week. 

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Richter left 
Wednesday morning for Kramer, 
N. D.j where they will make their 
home i in the future. Mr. j Richter 
will be jempioyed as engineer at the 
COC camp in Kramer. j 

Bob Booren, accompanied by his 
brother^ Jack, motored to! Grand 
Forks Monday, where Jack j attends 
Mayville. College. Due to 'the wea- 
ther Bon -remained till Tuesday, be- 
fore returning to this city.] ; 

Mrs. {Henry Thompson and sons 
Harvey] and Mickey of Internation- 
al Falls sd>ent from Christmas day 
till Saturday in .this city j visiting 
at the jhome of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. 

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Mrs. jB. M. Krogstad of this city 
planned to leave : Thursday morn- 
ing lorlHarvey,: Ni Dak, where she 
with, her husband will make her 
home in the future- Mr. Krogstad's 
parents also make their home in 
Harveyi ■ 

Andrew Gunderson and Lloyd 
Martin of Plummer were business 
callers in- this city Tuesday. | 

Mis3 Avis Arhart left Sunday for 
Minneapolid; where- she is a, 'stud- 
ent at the University of Minnesota. 

Olaf . So 
night en a 

son, proprietor of 
Safe. . left Wednesday 
business trip to Mimie- 

Mlss Ev 
left Monday! 
will attend 

night for 
tends the 

* Oscar 

St. Peter, 
sume his. 
phus college. 

n Furseth of this city 
for ffargo, where she 
the New York Beauty 

Anden left Monday 
_ head, where she at- 
Mborhead State Teachers 

Bickley left Sunday for 
CT. where he will re- 
js at Gustavus Adol- 

Art Nelson. Robert Douville, and 
Art Douville all left Sunday night 
for Minneapolis, where they attend 
the University of Minnesota, 

Miss Silvy Hanson left Sunday 
afternoon for Grand Forks, where 
she will again take up her studies 
at Aaker' a Business college. 

Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Sande and 
*on Curtis Wayne spent New Years 
Day in St. ^Hilaire visiting at the 
Cliff Schantzen and Henry Sande 
homes. i 

Miss Edna Novak spent New 
Year's Eve and the following day 
at the home of friends in Red Lak R 
Falls. i : r~ : 

I Dave Belcher, who attends the 
University! cf Minnesota in Minne- 
apolis, left Sunday to resume his 
studies there. 

Miss Marion Sponheim returned 
to this city Monday frqm Minnea- 
polis, where she nad been since 
Wednesday viilting friends. 

Mr. and ! Mrs. J L. Rodniecki of 
River Valley were dinner guests 
Sunday at ~the home 1 of Mr. and 
Mrs. Carl Gjernes in this city. 

The Misses Marjorie* Thronson 
and Helen] Berg left Sunday night 
for Minneapolis, where they attend 
the Minnesota School : of Business. 

Justice and Milton Larson return 
ed this morning (Thursday) from 
Minneapolis, where they attended 
the annual meeting of PMrco deal- 


■ : : : ; ."* 

The Nazareth Ladies Aid was en, 
tertained by the Mesdames Olaf 
Nelson and Bj. Bjornaraa at the 
Olaf' Nelson ;home Thursday after- 
noon. The following officers were 
re-elected: Mrs. Olaf Nelson, pre- 
sident; MrsJ.Bj. Bjornaraa, vice 
president; Mrs. H. T. Hanson, treas 
urtr; and Mrs. Erick Johnson, se- 
cretary. ' Visitors at the meeting 
were: Mrs. Alfred ; Anderson and 
daughter Arigeline ; Ethel of Proc- 
tor. Mrs. _ Thorn Brovold andj daugh- 
ters Esther, iLuverhe and Verna of 
Wanke, Mrs. T. A. Tasa, Irene ^An- 
nabelle and Helen and Mrs. Ole 
Rlndahl. | 

Servicefi . will be conducted at 
the Nazareth church Sunday fore- 
noon, January 10th. ^ 

The annual business meeting of 
the Nazareth congregation was 
conducted at; the parsonage on Sat- 
urday. The following officers were 
re-elected: Bj. Bjornaraa, secreta- 
ry; H. T. Hansen, treasurer; Olaf 
Nelson, deacon; and Ole J. Olson, 

; Mrs. Alfred Anderson ana aangh 
ter Angeline of Proctor, win spent 
two weeks at the E. , H.I Ofteiie 
home, returned to their home Sun- 
day.' ■ • ! 
I Lars Stelnlie of Whitman, N. D., 
spent the holidays visiting with 
friends in this community.j He de- 
parted for Bemidji Tuesday. 

Mr;, and Mrs. Jorgen Ofteiie of 
Proctor spent the Christmas holi- 
days with relatives. '. j 
; Christine and John Nelson were 
Sunday visitors at the T. jA. Tasa 
home. ' j 

Mr. and Mrs. Olaf Nelson, Chris- 
tine and John, Mr. 'and Mrs. Bj. 
Bjornaraa, Borghild, Solveig' and 
Einar, Mr. and Mrs. Erick jJohnson 
and Eileen Marie were j supper 
guests at the H. T. Hanson home 
on New Year's day. 

Misses Irene Tasa and Geline 
Tveiten, who are students at the 
Northwest School of Agriculture 
at Crookston, spent the holidays 
at their parental homes. J 

Miss Selma Mostrom, who has 
heen employed at Minneapolis, has 
returned to her home. I 

Mr. and Mrs. Bj. Bjornaraa^Bor- 

ghild, Solveig, Thorwald, Einar and 
Sigurd, Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Tans an, 
Luella, Sanna, Walter and Harry, 
Mr. and -Mrs. Olaf Nelson Chris- 
tine and John, and Mr. and Mrs, 
Orville Christianson were supper 
quests at Brick Johnson's Sunday 

Bj. Bjornaraa and son Einar ac- 
companied by Walter Hanson were 
business callers in ThiEi River 
FalI K Wednesday. 

Dinner guests at the Thore Sko- 
medal home Saturday were: 1 -" 01e ; 
and Halvor Hofto and Mrs. Signe 
Thompson of Wanke and Mr. and 
Mrs'. %j. Bjornaraa and daughter 

Mr. and Mrs. Orvill© . Christian- 
son of Erie were callers- at H. T. 
Hanson's. Sunday. 

Teacher^ in our township spent 
their vacations as follows: Mias 
Christine Nelson,- Dist. 9, and Miss 
Sanna Hanson, Dist.. 3, at their 
homes here. Miss Vandla Johnson, 
Dist. 65, at Thief River Falls, Miss 
Hilda Waale. D J "t_ 67, at Good- 
ridge, and Miss Mildred Gustafson, : 
Dist. 10, at Wanke, ' ; 

Jay Sundahl of Oklee, who has 
been employed in this city, 1 el t 
Thursday evening for Grand Forks, 
where she will b& employed in the 
Belmont cafe. 

Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Mpe and fam- 
ily of this city attended the Silver 
Wedding anniversary of Mr. and 
Mrs. Mike Highland in St. Hilaire 
Sunday. - ■ ! : 

"Bud" Chommie, son of Mr. and 
Mrs. H. O. [Chommie of this city, 
left Sunday if or Minneapolis,, where 
he is studying law at the Univer- 
sity of Minnesota. 

Robert Oden, who attends St. Ol- 
af college in Northfield, Minn., left 
Sunday after spending die holidays 
at the horns of his- parents, Mr. «ndy 
Mrs. A. J. Oden. _ v "..".'"''" 

Miss Cora : Hanson of Ironwood, 
Mich., left Sunday night for. her 
home there! after a two-week visit 
at the home of her mother, Mrs. 
S. A. Hanson of this city. 

Miss Elviha Wynne of Grand 
Forks left Wednesday after visiting 
at the home of her father Bill 
Wynne, cf this city. She also vis- 
ited witlh other relatives while 
here. : ; 

Wendal! Kielty of Fargo visited" 
from Tuesday till Sunday at the 
home of his j parents, Mr. and Mrs^ 
John Kielty,; in this city. Wendarl 
attends the • Agriculture College at 
Fargo. !j 

Mr. and) Mrs. M. P. Erickson 
and Mr. and. Mrs. H. M. Olson of 
thi^ city were entertained Wednes- 
day- evening [at. a 7 o'clock dinner 
at the home c-f Mr. and Mrs. Earl 
Jenson of St. Hilaire. 

Mr. and Mrs-. Hans Sande of St. 
Hilaire are [spending "some time" at 
the homp of Mr. and Mrs. C .W. 
Sande in this city, during the ill- 
ness of Curtis Wayne, small son cf 
Mr. and MrsJ C W. Sande. 

Mr. and Mrs. Otto Ranum. and 
daughter Betty Lou ■ of Warren, 
spent New Year's Day at the home 
of Mr. and Mrs. Ed O'Hara in this 
city. Mrs. j Ranum is a daughter 
cf the O'Haras. 

■ Mr. and Mis. A. Cecka of Saska- 
toon, Can., arrived in this city on 
Sunday night, and visited at the 
home c-f MrJ and Mrs: Joe Novak. 
Mrs. Novak! 'i» a sister^ of Mr. 
Cecka. They left Wednesday. 

Miss Margaret Larson returned 
to this city -Tuesday morning from 
Glenwood, Minn., where she had 
visited since Christmas eve at the 
home of he^ sister and brother-in- 
law, Mr. and Mrs. Al- Anderson. 

M. G. Peterson of Wahpeton, N. 
Dak., arrived in this- dry Monday 
morning, where he will act as man- 
ager of Hxe Montgomery Ward 
store. Mr. Mickelson. former man- 
ager, was transferred- to Devils 
Lake, N. Dak. " 

The Misses Kathleen Monsehrot- 
eh, Phyllis Noroeck, and Jean Mell- 
by left Monday night for Minneapo- 
lis, where Phyllis will attend busi- 
ness schooLi Jtean attends the U. 
cf M^ and j Kathleen is studying 
nursing at the FairvieW' hospital. 

Ray Novas: left Thursday for his 
home in Hosmer, ; 3. Dak., after 
spending the holidays at the home 
of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe 
Novak of this city. _ Enroute he 
stopped at Fargo, where he plan- 
ned to spend New Tear's with 
friends. j : 

Miss Helen Robbins of Washing- 
ton, D. C, left New Year's Day, af- 
ter visiting for three weeks at the 
home of her mother, Mrs. W- P. 
Robbins. Helen Is employed ion a 
government ) job in Washington. 
Donald Robbins of St. Paul/ also 
spent the holidays at the home cf 
his mother, j 

Carol Winjum, who attended 
high school in . thi R city; and 
Charles Cbristehson, bothi !of Ros- 
eau, visited for a short time in this 
city Sunday evening at Hie j home 
of Mr. and Mrs:.! Jamen Winjum, and 
Mr. and Mrs. Art: Christenson. - 

Miss Lucille VeVea of this city, 
and Uoyd Martin of Plummer, ac- 
companied by Art Nelson, Carl Lee, 
Donald Olson, Harold Sandem, and 
"Nick" Nickplson, all of Oiis ci^y, 
motored to |Cro&kgton New Year's 
Eve. ■ The [two f oraner. continued 
on to Grand Forks. When return- 
ing tJiey were accompanied ! from 
Crookston to tiiis.,city by the lat- 
ter group. {Miss Melva Bomholdt 
also returned to tnis city witti the 



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Notice is hereby given that the 
mortgage made by Courtlce Eshel- 
by and Edna Erh-elhy, his wife, 
r.ortgagors, to the State of Mirine- 
*ota. mortgagee, dated" June 7th. 
151:8. and recorded; with Register 
l I Deeds of Pennington County,. 
Minnesota, on June 14th, 1928, at 
11:00 o'clock A. M.j in Book 77 of 
Mortgages, on pag* 363, will be 
Jcrcrioscd by a sale of the follow- 
ing premises described in said 
ir.ovtKage. situate in Pennington 
county. Minnesota, to-wit: 

'liV South Half of the South- 
east Quarter (S^bSE^i ), ex- 
"coiitiny right of way of the 
Minneapolis. Saint Paul and 
Sault Ste Marie Railway Com- 
pany. alsT that portion of the 
Southeast Quarter of the South- 
west. Quarter <SEU of SWVi) and being East of the 
ri^ht of way of the Great -Nor- 
thern Railway Company, all in 
Section Twenty-one (21); also 
Lot Two (2). being: that por- 
tion of the Southwest Quarter 
of the Southwest Quarter 
(SWVi of SW'4) lying and be- 
i " ine West of Thief River in 
Section Twenty-two (22); all 
of the foregoing described - 
leal estate being in Township 
One Hundred Fifty-Four (154) 
.North, of Range Forty-three " 
(43) West, containing 137.75 
.acres, more or less, according 
to the Government survey 
tbereof, . 

which said sale ■will be made by 
the Sheriff of Pennington County, 
Minnesota, at the front door of tha 
Court House in the City of Thief 
Ttiver Falls, Minnesota, on Satur- 
day, January 30th, 1937, at Ten 
o'clock A. M., to pay the amount 
then due on eaid mortgage and the 
legai disbursements. There is 
claimed to be due on said mort- 

gage at the date -of this notice the 
sum of $4953.31, and, the further 
sums of $81.44, taxes,; and $73.80, 
insurance, paid toy I the mortgagee, 
with interest 'being <a. [total of 
$5383.24 ■■ I i ■ ' 

Dated* I>ecemberil4i 1936. 
By Theodore H. Arena, > 
Conservator of; Rural Credit 
C. B\; Gaarenstroom.i j " 

Attorney for Mortgagee, 
567 State OfDce Building, 
St. Paul, Minnesota. 

. (Dec. 17— Jan, 21, 1937) 

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That default has. occurred in the 
conditions of that certain mort- 
gage, dated the 1st day of August, 

■ 1934, executed toy: JAY A. RA1> 

■ shis wifej as mortgagors, to the 
ATION, ia corporation of the Un- 
ited States of America, as mort- 
gagee, . ! and Hied j for record 
in the | office of the Register 
oi' Deeds in and, for : the County 
of Pennington, and State of Min- 
nesota, on the 13th day (of August, 
1934, ati 1 o'clock 1 P, M., and re- 
corded in Book 88 Of Mortgage Re- 
cords, page -6; that ;ao action or 
proceeding has been instituted at 
law tc recover theidefot secured by 
said mortgage, oriany part there- 
of; that, there is due and claimed 
to h& due upon said mortgage, in- 
cluding interest to' date hereof, the 
sum of Four Hundred Thirty-three 
and 56-100 Dollars ($433.56), In- 
cluding the sum of Seventy-three 
and 25-100 Dollar? ($73.25) ad- 
vanced* for the payment of taxes, 
and that (pursuant *o the power of 
sale therein contained, said mort- 
gage willl be foreclosed and the 
tract of land lying! and 'beine in the 
Cuanty lot Pennington, -State of 
Minnesota, described as follows, 
to-wit: [ ! i . 

Lots i Twenty-three (23) and 
Twenty-four (24), of Block 
Twenty-fire (26), in the Town- 
site of Red Lake Rapids, now 
a part f the City of Thief 
River ! Falls, according to the 
map or plat thereof on file and 
of record in the office of the 
Register, of Deeds; in and for 
said Ooimty and ; State; 
will be sold by the sheriff of said 
county at public ' auction on the 
30th day of January, 1937, at 10:00 
o'clock A. M., at the: front door of 
the Court House ! in the City of 
Thief River FTallsj in said count: 
and state, to pay the debt then se- 
cured by said mortgage and taxes, 
if any, jo-n said premises and tne 
costs and disbursements allowed 
by law, subject j to redemption 
wirhin twelve months from said 
date of ! sale. I 

Dated December! 15, 1936. 


: '■■ Mortgagee. 
H. O. Chommie, 
Attorney for Mortgagee, 
7 r nief! River Falls, Minn. 

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Call or| Write 

521 Dewey Ave, No. 

Thief Biver Falls, Minn. 

Phone' 163W 

5th day of Decemlber, 1936, :the said 
piece] or. parcel .not then having 
l>eer. redeemed from said «ale, w»s 
sold and conveyed at [public sale 
by the County Auditor of said 
County, pursuant t n the statute,! to 
an actual purchaser for the sum) of 
One Hundred Three Dollars and 
Fiftypfive cents, | i ■' 

(4) | That (he amount jrequlred 
to" redeem, said piece or parcel of 
land i from said sale, exclusive of 
the costs to accrue upon this not- 
ice, is th e sum of (5103.55), One 
Hundred Tliree Dollara arid Fifty- 
Fivej cents,- and interest, at the rate 
of 8 p|er cent per annum oh ($103.- 
55), One Hundred Thre« and 55-100 
Dollars from said 5th day of Do- 
cemh£T, 1936, to the day such re- 
demption in made. j 

(5) That the tax certificate! of 
sale i issued to said purchaser has 
been presented to me by the hold- 
er thereof and this notice request- 
ed. I I . ! 

(6) That the thnei for the re- 
demption of said piece or parcel of 
land from said tax' s ale will expire 
One i Year after the service of bhis 
notice, and the filing of proof of 
such service Iti my office. \ 

WITNESS my iiand and official 
seal this 5th day of December, 
1936. . ! 

(Official Seal) I 

Auditor Pennington County, 
(Detc. 24-31, Jan. 7) 





Offica of County Audibor 
County of Pennington 
State of Minnesota ) 

To Lake City Bank and Trust Co. 

(1) You are hereby notified that 
the following piece !or parcel of 
land situated in [the County of 
Pennington, State! -cf JMihnesota, 
and known and described as fol- 
lows, to-wit: : I S 

Northwest Quarter : (NW% ) , 
Section (25) ! Twenty-five, 
Towpshrp 153, Range! 39, 


NAME. , i ; : 

(2) That on the 9th day of 
May, 1932, at a sale of land pursu- 
ant, to the real estatpjtax judgment 
duly given apd made In and by the 
District Court in said County of 
Pennington on the 14th day of 
March, 1932, in proceedings to en- 
force -the, payment of taxes, delin- 
quent upon real estate for the year 
1930, for jsaid County of Penning- 
ton, the' albove described 1)1606) or 
parcel of land was offered for sale, 
and rin one biddinj- upon said offer, 
srid piece or parcel, was bid in for 
the State! of Minnesota for the sum 
of ($38.59), Thirty-eight and 59-100 
Dollars, j ■' 

(3) That thereafter, and on the 

— B. C. A. RADIOS— 

Having purchased & tube 
tester,! bring in your tubes 
and have them tested. 
Have also a supply of tubes 
on hand. Also batteries. 


L. A. DA10S 



Thief BJyer Falls, Hhraeseto 
Edward Bratrnd, F. A. C. 8. 
Consultation — Surgery — Urology 
Dr. A. M. Smith, X-Ray < !',_/, 

Dr. L G. Culver, Eyo,! Bar, Nose and Throat 
Dr. C. W. Proata, Obsterics and Gynecology 
Dr R. V. Sherman, Internal Medicine 
! Dr. E. M. Sorenaonj Pediatrics : 

! R I. Fruilana, Businesg Manager ; 

C. M. jA-DKINSj 


- ■ . I ' :i 

:401 North Knight Avenue j 
Telephone 350 j < 

:Thief Ritver Falls 

1 ciiuncii I 

residence, 237 Marbley Ave. No., on 
■Monday 'evening at 7:45, 


Sunday service at 11 a. m. Sub- 
ject:} "Sacraiment'*. • . ' 

Sunday school at 10:00 a. m. 

Wednesday evening meeting at 

Reading room open "Wednesdays 
from' 3 to 5 p. m. 

A 'cordial invitation is extended" 
to ail. ' ' - 


There v/ill be no services in Ger- 
mantown and Highlanding as for- 
merly announced. 


Morning worship at 11 a. m. 
Song by the choir. Sermon sub- 
ject,; Mark 10, 13-16, "Infant Bap- 
tism", ■ * 

Sunday school and Bible classes 
at 10 i. m. ■ _ 

No evening service. 

Religious instruction on Wednes- 
day. 1 

■ Annual business meting of Trin- 
ity padies Aid on Monday at '2:30 
p. m. and regular Aid meeting on 
Thursday at 2:30, entertained by 
Circle No. 2. 

Choir rehearsal Thursday even- 
ing at 7:30. 

Confirmation class meeting Sat- 
urday forenoon at 9 and 10 a. m. 

Always a hearty welcome. 


Church school at 9:45. 

Morning worship at 11. Sermon, 
"The Christian : and His Nation". 
Special music by the choir. 

Bpworth League at 6:45, Leona 
Johnston, leader. 



Prayer sETvice at Hans Peterson 
home Sunday, Jan. 10th at 2 ,p. 

Grygla Lntheran Churcbes 

Sunday, Jan. 10: Services will be 

held at tihe Valle church at 11 a. 

m. : _ t • 

Valle Ladies Aid meets at {the 

Levang home Monday,! Jan. 13. j 
The Carrael Ladle's iAdd meets at 

Ole I Bykluint *s Thursday, . Jan % 14. 


Sunday school at 10 a, m. 
Services in English at 11 a. m[ 
Services in English 'at 11 a. m'. 
Confirmation class Ion Friday at 
3:15 p. m. ! -\ - 

Black Biver: ! 

Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2:00 p. m. An- 
nual meeting. | ' ■( 
Tarna, St. Hilaire: j ! 

Sunday, Jan< 10: 11:00 a . m. Ser- 
vice. Membs-rs of the Black River 
and Clara churches- invited. ;. 
Clara, Hazel: 

Wednesday, Jan. 13 ,2:00 p. m. 
Annual meeting . at the church. 


Using the words of Luther, "Huss 
has been burned, but not the "truth 
with him. I will go on, though as 
many devils were aiming at me as 
thETe are tile., on the roof". Evan- 
gelist Gulbrandson declared in his 
lectore on "The Great Reforma^ 

tioh of -the Sixteenth Century;', il- 

de .and : sbn Lowell, from Okleo, 
were dinner jguesbs at the Thorval 
Kolden home New Year'« day : 

Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Moline and 
daughter Donna Mae, Mr.- and Mrsi 
Olaf Nea R and family, and Mri.anJ 
Mrs. Hans Ness and family were! 
guests at the Theo. Neas home in . 
Red Lake Falls Wednesday even-j 
ing. ' ! 

. Mr. and* Mrs. Alfred Larson and 
family,' Mr. and Mrs. Iver LarBon 
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ole Lar- 
fioii and family, and Mr. and Mrs. 
Bill Sbrum and family spent Tues- 
day evening at the hoju,e of Mrs. 
Fred Larson. 

Mr. and Mrs. Rene Werner and 
family; were dinner guests at the 
hom e of - Mrs. Augusta Werner in 
Thief Riv.Er Falls, on New. Year's 

Harold Hanson arrived from Se- 
attle, Wash., to visit at* the home 
of his; parents, Mr. and Mrs. An- 
drew Hanson. 

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Larson 
and family were supper guests! at 
th n Arthur ; Krogen home .Friday 
lE-vening. ! ! 

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Larson and 
family were supper guests at the 
Hjalmer Peterson home on New 
Year's eve. ■ J 

Mr. and Mrs. Olaf Ness and fam- 
ily were dinnsr guests at the O.' B. 
Johnson home New Year's day. ; 

■Nadine and Roger Krogen are 
visiting 1 at the home of their grand- 
parents, Mr, and Mrs. H. H. Graff 

The Misses Milla and Lucilla 
Gavere left for Minneapolis after 
, spending the holidays at the home* 
of ; their mother, Mrs. Anna Ga- 
vere. . ,. 

Harlan Gunheim, accompanied 
by his brother Clayton, motored to 
Moorhead Sunday. . Clayton at- 
tends Concordia College there. ■ 

Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Nes* of Red" 
Lake Falls and Mr. and Mrs. Os^ 
car Moline and daugucer. i>onna 
Mae, were dinner guests .at the 
Hans Nesi. home New Y-ear's day. : 
Mr. ana Mrs. Ludvig Sagstun 


Nazareth Lutheran : 

Bjivine services with Holy Com- 
munion at 11 a. m. | 

Oonflrmanta meet at 1 :00 and 
^:3C Fridays. 

Ladies Aid meets today (Friday). 
Silver Creek Lutheran: - j 

No -services on Sunday. 


ZION: The Ladies Aidnneetfj on 
Thursday this week, entertained by 
Mesdames O. Offerdahl, A. Eklund 
and T. J. Reierson. 

The confirmlation class meets on 
Saturdays at 9:30. - ; . 

Wednesday school, every Wed- 
nesday. ; ! 

The Sunday school; and Bible 
claises- re-open Sunday at 9:45. 

Sunday: I i 

English services atflOilS. Nor- 
wegian services, 11:20 (and Evening 
services at 7:45. i j 


Sunday school and Qible class at 
10:00 a. m. I 

Morning worship at 11. . 

Evenlne service at 7:45. 

Sunday school at Valhal-at 9:30. 

Cottage prayer meetings ev«y 
evening at 7:45. j i 

Religious instruction for child- 
ren on Wednesday. 1 j 

The annual meeting of ; our 
church will be held ait' Bert Norby's 


State of Minnesota 


County of Pennington 


TATE OF Thov. Blikom, jalBO 
known <aa Thorn H. Blikom, Deced- 
ent: ■ * I 

TO Halvor Myrvanrg, Ole Blikom, 
John Blikom, Mary Midtli, and all 
persons interested in: the finlal ac- 
count and distribution Of the eB- 
tatie of said decedent: The repre- 
sentative of the above named de- 
cedent, having filed ra this Court 
his Anal account of the anininistra- 
tioh of *he estate of said decedent, 
together with 'has petition praying 
for the adjustment and allowance 
of| said final account and for; dis- 
tribution of 4he residue of said, es- 
tate to the person thereunto en- 
titled. Therefore, . YOU, and EACH 
OF YOU, are hereby cited and re- 
quired to <s(how cause, if any: you 
have, before'tfhis Court at the Pro- 
bata Court Rooms in <fhe Court 
House in the City of Thief River 
Falls In the County of Pennington 
State iof Minnesota, on! the 30th day 
of iJarmary 1937 a t 10;00 o'clock A, 
M.; why said petition should not be 

WITNESS, The HonoraJble An- 
drew Bobtelson, : Judge of said 
Court, and th& seal of said court 
this Gth day of January 1937. 


I Andrew Bottelson, . 

; Judge of Probate 

H-: O. Berve. 

Attorney for Petitioner, 

Thief River Falls. Minn. 
(Jan. 7-14-21, 1937) 

lustrated by moving pictures' from 
the [life of the* great Reformer, last 
Sunday night at the Methodist 
church, tibat the world loves and" 
admires courageous men who dare 
to stand for truth though ■ the 
tlieayens fall. The infallible word 
of God was the invincible- weapon 
in the hands of a lone monk that 
wrought victory and^prbvided lib- 
erty, light, and joy to millions a- 
mong the downtrodden masses of 
Europe. It will do the ean^e today. 
Many interesting Bible questions 
werj& answered,! but some had to 
wait until next Sunhay. The in- 
teresting "Back to the- Bible" lec- 
ture program for next week is- an- 
nounced in this paper. 

— Contributed. 


..Willie Knutsoh of Rako, near 
Baudette, has a trapline that is in- 
tended for wclves, but recently the 
wrong fellow got mixed up. in the 
trap and almost paid for the in- 
trusian with" his- life. A littlag jqi 
mo6s R calf wandered into the trap (-ell 
line. One of its feet was. tightly 
clamped in the j steel jaws.' The- 
calf was taken to \ the Knuta.on 
farm, where the injured leg, part- 
1" frozen, was properly treated' arid 
thawed out. The- incident was re- 
ported to the game warden, who 
advised keeping the call until com- 
pletely well. The little fellow is 
getting along fine-, and will probab- 
ly regret leaving the farm and the 
Knutson hospitality. 

^i— -^ 



" Miss Bertha Stene, who is em- 
ployed at F-argo, spent Christmas 
day, at her home here. 

Cleo Alberg Is visiting at the 
Marsha Lokken home a few days 
this week. 

Alfred Arne and Vernon Finstad 
■left for Grand Forks Sunday, after 
vhiting over Christmas and New 
Years at their parental homes near 
Hazel. . 

Oscar Valsvik is employed at the 
Will McCrum home during the win^ 
ter; months. 

Miss Signe Valsvik returned to 
her school at Dist. 221 last Monday 
•after a two weeks' Christmas vaca-' 
tioh, and Is now staying at the 
Martha Lokken home. 

School Dist. 35 .was ipostponed 
forj a week due to the illness of 
their teacher, Miss Beatrice Lok- 
ken. i 


Holiday Party 

Miss Eleanor Peterson was hos- 
tess at a party given at the home 
of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.. Hjal- 
mer Peterson, Wednesday evening. 
Those present were the Misses Ger- 
trude Nohre, Thelma Kolden, Ruth 
Engebretaon, Doris; 'Larston^ Lor- 
naj Peterson, and Roy and Joe Mo- 
dine, Elmer Doran Clifford John- 
son, Clayton Gunheim and Melvin 
Larson. The evening wtas apent in 
■playing games 'and various con- 
tests were held. . At 10:30: lunch 
wan served by the hostess. " 

Many people attended the New 
Year's Wake service held at the 
Nazareth Lutheran i church parlors 
Thursday evening. ■'■ A short pro- 
gram was given after which lunch 
was served" and a social hour was 
enjoyed. Just before midnight Rev. 
Hanson gave a short sermon. 

Mr. and Mrs. R; i C. Dafly and 
Jr.! Mr. and Mrs. Carl Sbrenson 
and family, Mr. and Mrsi O. H. 
Nohre and family, Miss AIy<je Hor- 
ten, Stanley Sorenfflon and ; Alfred 
Poppenhagen were supper ; guests 
at the Henry Nohre home on Tues- 
day evening. 

Mr. and Mrs. Hjalmer Peterson, 
Mr. and* Mrs. Jesse. Sorum, Mr. and 
Mrs. Dennis Wegge, Mr. arid Mrs. 
Joe Nelson grtoy son Vernon, and 
Mr 5 , and Mrs.pRene Werner and 
family were supper guests at the 
John Hagberg home Friday even- 

Mr. and" Mrs: Edwin Johnson and 
family, Mr. and Mrs. Lenard Swan 
and family. Rev. ?nd Mrs. T. C. L. 
Hanson and Mr. and Mrs. Ole Sov- 

and tamily were dinner guests at 

the Bartly Peterson home oh New 
Year's Day.i 

Mr. and Mrs. John Hagberg and 
son Roy, Mr. and" Mrs. Arnold Ha- 
gen and daughter Marilyn, Mr. and 
Mrs. Dennis W-e-gge and Mrs. Lew- 
is Wegge wer e " sirpper guests at 
the Joe Nelson home Wednesday 
evening. \ 

Oscar Moline left last week for 
Superior, Minn wher e he. will be 

Mr. and , Mrs. Ole Larson and 
family, and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred 
Larson and family were supper 
guests at the William Sorum home 
Nsw Year's eve. 

Mr.iand Mrs. A. L. Carlson and 
family spent a "few days this week 
with relatives in Grand. Forks. 

Olaf and ! Oscar Johnson return- 
ed Iait week from the west where 
they have spent some time. 

Miss Sylvia Sandberg spent a> 
few days of last -veek at the Mar- 
tin Jarshaw home. 

(Mr: and JMrs. Orris Rodahl and 

Dale, Greta Fredrickson and 

_.iftord Johns; n were dinner 

guests at the Nela Johnson' home 

on Sunday. 

Alfred Poppenhage-n of Thief 
River Falls spent a few days at 
the Henry Nohre home. ' l 

Many people attended the home 
talent "play, "Go Slow Mary", given 
here Friday evening by the people 
of Gatzke. After the play a dance 
wa K enjoyed. I 

(Mr. and Mrs. O. j H. Nohre and 
family were dinner guests at the 
Nels Johnson_ home New Year's 
day. ' 

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Larson and 
family spent New Years eve at the 
J. P. Anderson hom& in Wylie. 

Mr. and Mrs. Hjalmer Peterson 
and family visited at the home of 
Mrs. Gust Peterson Friday. 

and Mrs. Everett L. ; Krqpp and 
sons Everett Jr;, i and Myron 
Charles, Mr. and Mrs. 1 Albert Bou- 
tain.and children 'Donald, Angela 
arid Gladys, Mr. and Mrs. Sainual 
Mcsbeck and daughter Virgine and! 
Harry Schheldt were dinner guests 
at the Wayne Kropp home on New 
Year'« day. j *. i 

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Rleandeau I 
of Plummer. Mr. and Mrs. Roberts ! 
of Canada, Mr. and Mrs. Laurence 
Wieland and daughters "Darlene 
and Beverly, Mr. an dMrs. Walter 
Carpenter of Plummer and Willie 
and Benny Carpenter were sup- 
per guests at the i Ferdinand Pep- 
pin home New Year's; day. — 
: Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Boylan, 
Mr. and Mrs. Mose M-ireault and 
children Francis and i Dorothy, Mr. 
and Mrs. Paul Bruno of Brocks, 
and the Misses Elehore St. Ives and 
Mildred Roi were dinner guests at; 
the James Qassavajnt home on New 
Year's day. ' j 

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Peppin and 
son Duane and Mr. and Mrs. -Ar- 
thur Peppin and (children Marie, 
Lorraine, and Harvejj were dinner 
gueits at th fi Andrew Clement 
■home near Crookstori New Year's 
day. | 

Mr. and Mrs. Wayrie Kropp and 
daughters June and Ramona. and 
Mr. and Mrs. SamualjMosbeck and 
daughter Virgine were supper 
guests at the Andrew Kropp home 
Sunday. j 

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Peppin and 
"children Marie, Lorraine, and Har- 
vey, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Peppin 
and son Duane and the Misses Hel- 
en and Irene Gregoire were supper 
guests at the George! Peippin home 
New Years day. . ] 

Mr and Mrs. Henry Paquin and 
family and Mr. and | Mrs. Alfred 
Hiance and children ] Dolores and 
Leland were dinner guests at the 
James Hance home New Year's 
day. | 

Miss Maries Boutain is spending 
her Christmas vacation with her 
friend Noella Cassavan of Wylie. 

Mr. and Mrs. Samual Mosbeck 
and daughter Virgine} visited at the 
Eli Boutain home Saturday even- 
ing, i I 

Mr. and Mrs. Ed ; Peterson of 
CroobJston viBitedj at; the Wayne 
Kropp home Monday: afternoon. 

■Max Rux and Loyd Kropp were 
business callers [at the George 
Han-ixm home near Crookston ou 
Tuesday. i ! 

James Hance and 1 Peter Drees 
transacted business in Red Lake 
Falls Tuesday. | ! 

Harvey St. Ives, Wayne Kropp, 
and Emery St. Mitchell were call- 
ers at the Andrew Kropp heme on 
Wednesday. '! 

Mr. and Mrs. Nlckie Drees of St. 
Hilaire are visiting | with friends 
and relatives here, i 

Chris Drees, Alton Beauchine, 
and Bill Fennel,! who were away 
at the CCC camps for the past few 
months, are back for a few days 
vacation. ! 

. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Boutain and 
family, and Mr. and : Mrs. William 
Cassavant were supper guests at 
the Archie Marcotte! home of Red 
Lake Falls, New-JYear's day. 

The Misses Iren R and Helen Gre- 
goire, who are -.mployed in Crooks- 
ton, spent New Year's with their 
another, Mrs. Zephernia Gergoire, 

Mrs. Alex Knaack is staying a 
few .days with her daughter, Mrs. 
Albert Busse. ' 

Sylvia Paquin is visiting at the 
home of her grandfather, James 

Archie' Marcotte ; and George 
Hanson were callers at the 'Loyd 
Kropp home New Year's day. 

Eric Erickson of. Badger visited 
at the Loyd Kropp ! home on New 
Year's day. 

Max Rux, Eric Erickson c£ Bad- 

ger and Loyd Kropp visited at the 
T. M. Helseth home New Year's 

Mr. and Mrs. Edward O'Connel, 
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Drees, and Mr. 
and Mrs. Alfred Hance were Red 
Lake Falls visitors New Year*« 

Loyd Kropp and Eric Erickson 
motored to Red Lake Falls- Satur- 
day, where Mr. Erickson left by 
train for his home at Badger. 

Mr. and Mrs. Samual MosbeQk 
and daughter Virgine called at the 
Albert Boutain home of Viking oh 
Saturday afternoon. 

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Jenson 
were visitors at the Math Jenson 
home- Sunday. 

Joseph Cardinal n f Grand Rapids 
transacter business in Dorothy on 
Monday. , i 

Do You Feel 


Do you sometimes feel dull, 
listless, let-down, and" lazy? Have 
you felt so miserable, and nervous 
thai you could almost scream? 

Ton Can Quickly Get Welcome 

This "dull feeling" may be due, 
as it so often is, to defective di- 
gestion and elimination. Thous- 
ands almost_everywher©~haye found 
quick, welcome _ relief .-with Dr. 
Peter's Kuriko. A time-proven re- 
medy, used for over 150 years, it 
stimulates the digestive secretions 
of the stomach, regulates the bow- 
els, and helps to eliminate Injuri- 
ous waste matter from the system. 
Helps to combat indigestion- and 
constipation. Yon owe it to your- 
self and your family to always 
U-jep a bottle of Dr. Peter's Kuriko 
in the house! Net to be had in 
drus stores, but only from author- 
ized local agents. 
Delivered Free of Duty uV Canada. 


Dr. Peter Fahrney & Sons Co., 
Dept. D2531, 2501 Washington 

Blvd., ■ -** 

Chicago^ 111. 
Send m& immediately a generous 
size. 14- oz. trial bottle of Dr. Pet- 
er's Kuriko, postage paid, for 
which I enclose $1.00. 

Name ■ 

Addres B ; ; 

Pest Of ace * 

MfT and Mrs. Joseph Wieland 
■and daughter Loretta, Mr. and 
Mrs. Henry Carpenter and daught- 
er Joyce, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Carp, 
enter, and children Dinah and Ve-. 
la ire,' Mr. arid Mrs.;Odelon Cassa- 
vant , and children, ■ Mr. and Mrs. 
Eli Audette, Mr. and Mrs.. Mike 
Peppin and Joseph Carpenter wers 
supper guests at the Wilfred Cass- 
avant home New Year's day. 

Mr. and Mrs. John Lizotte and 
children, Vi Ann arid Barrel, Mr. 
and Mrs. Edward O'Connel and 
daughter Kathline, |Mr. and Mrs. 
Peter Drees and children Darllne 
and Marvin, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph 
Burton and daughter Simone, Air, 
and Mrs. Walter Lizotte and child- 
ren Wallace, June and Delvina, and v . 
Miss Eunlc& Kropp : were dinner 
•guests at the Ex Audette home on 
New Year's day. 

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Kropp, Mj\ 

Wed. Jan. 13 


and Hi* Orchestra 

Old and New Time 

Sons of Norway Hall 
1 Admission: 40 & 25c 




—We Pay Highest Prices^ — 

Call or Write 


Thief River Pharmacy 

H. Ekeren & Sons 

65c PINEX 



35cVick'sRub. . 19c 

35c Bromo Quinine 27c 

75c Dextri Maltose 69c 

Mi31 AnUsepticSolulion,pt.49c 

News Stand 

60c REM. : 

40c Fletcher's 
Castoria . 

60c Mentholatnm 

KURIKO [genuine] 89c 

50c PABLUM . 39c 

60c Alka Seltzer • 49c 


. 49c 


Every Sunday 
Ice Cream, qt. 25c 

Cigarettes, 2 pkgs. 23c 

$1.15 Carton Popular Brands 

Protect Your Child 

Use "PURETEST" Cod Liver Oil 
pt. 89C 

Used Exclusively by Dr. Dafoe in 
Diet of the Dionne Quints 

Every Sunday! Ice Cream, quart 25c 

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a Vom 

gimtrtj (oiTespondence 



The Randen Young Peoples' So- 
ciety met at the home of Mr. and 
Mrs. Hoff, Dec. 22. Rev. Dahle 
preached a short sermon and the 
younj; people save a program. Re- 
freshments were served, i 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles! Dedrick 
are the proud parents df a baby 
boy. -j 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Alstrom and 
son Terno were dinner guest s at 
the home of"- Mr. and Mrs. OlaE 
' Ness Sunday, Dec. 27. 

A Soil Conservation meeting- was 
held In .Gatzke Tuesday, Dec. 21). A 
number of farmers motored" there 
oo attend the meeting. ! 

The Young Peoples' Society Rave 
an entertaining Christmas program 
in the church, Dec. 29. 

Thelma and Carl Hoff,; who are 
attending school in Bemidji, are 
home with their parents Ifor their 
Christmas vacation. 

'Mr. and Mrs. -John Tappde are 
the proud parents of a five pound 
baby girl. i 

Loraine Davidson of Baudette is 
visJtlrvs- her cousin, Wanda Brade- 
ss>n. . 

Berd Certiss of Middle River was 
an overnight guest at the home of 
Qmil Ostlund Friday. 


Mrs. C. Svensgaard left Saturday 
for Fargo, N. D., to visit indefinite- 
ly with her daughters, Mrs. H. Bur- 
rell, Mrs. H. Ingeberg and Miss 
Thordyce- Svensgaard. She was ac- 
companied there by Mr. and Mrs. 
W. Lendobja and family of Smiley, 
who enjoyed the week end there. 

School began in District 44 and 
District 15 on Monday after a two 
weeks' Christmas vacation. 

Mr. and Mrs. Gust Ristau and 
Carol of Goodridge spent New 
Year 3 Day at th e Rev. Sabo home. 

Stanley and Edward Solheim of 
Thief River Falls visited at the 

efi boineim home- New Years 
Day; - 

■Mr. and Mrs. Roger Anderson 
and daughter ware entertained at 
the Elmer Zachar home New Years 

Rev. E. W. Baumann was a busi- 
ness! caller In Thief River Falls on 

Mrs. Jerry Hriiby visited in Thief 
River Falls Thursday. 



For 18 Years! 

Head What Mrs. Wittwer Says 

About the Help She Has Received 

from Dr. Peter's Knriio 

Mrs. M. Wttwer, Cincinnati, Ohio: 

"I have bef-n using your Dr. Pet- 
er's Kuriko for 18 years and it has 
done me a great deal of good. 
Please send me some more." 
Thousands Receive Welcome 

Dr. Peter's Kuriko, the timo- 
proven family medicine, has been 
the household remedy in. thousands 
of homes during 1 the past 13d 
years. It is gentle in action and 
brings happy relief, from stomach 
distress, -constipation arid dizziness 
due to faulty elimination. Dr. Pet- 
er's Kuriko ton*a the stomach and 
regulates the bowels, thus helping 
nature to restore the buoyancy of 
good health. Our medicjnes are 
not offered to . druggists, but oniy 
to authorized local agents^ Write 
today about our generous trial 
Settle to. Dr. Peter Fahrney &, 
Son 8 Co., Dept. R2531, 2501 "Wash- 
ington Blvd., Chicago, Illinois. 


1 1 NEW SOLUM | 

• n ~~~ r - ■ — • 

Misses Inga and Bertha Holten 
visited with Mrs. Carl Bloom and 
Mrs. j Lloyd Anderson on Tuesday 
afteniocn. •! 

Mr. and Mrs. i Albert Lappagaard 
and children, Severt Wetlen of 
Thief River Falls and Henry Rye 
returned from Ellendale, S. D., on 
Wednesday evening after spending 
a few days there and also attend- 
ing the funeral for Willard Peter- 
son, 'a nephew of Mrs. Lappagard. 
and H. Rye. 

James Halvorebn of Viking stpent 
the holidays visiting with his cous- 
ins Wallace and: Donald Andersons 
H& returned to his home Saturday. 

Mrs. Carl Bloom, Lloyd Anderson 
and Mrs. H. Rye were calIer R at 
Thief River Pal 1 Monday. They 
also visited at the Sanatorium. 

Rev. and Mrs. T. J. Bjorklund 
and family of Thief River Falls 
attended the Christmas program 
held at the Mission church Wed- 
nesday evening and also visited at 
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lars Hal 

Clarence Helquist will be employ 
ed at the Gust Nakken home for 
two months, while Mrs. Nakksn 
and son Arnold are vacattonirie on 
■the west coast, j 

The annual meeting of the \ Mis- 
sion Sunday School was held Sun- 
day and the following officers el- 
ected: J. A. Helquist, chairman; 
Emil MelUm, vice chairman; Fern 
Mellem, secretary; Alice Mellem, 
treasurer; Ervin and Chester Mel- 
lem, ushers; Victor Helquist, jan- 
itor. ; The teachers were elected 
the eame as last year. The total 
income of the Sunday School for 
the year- was ?44.16 and the ex- 
pense was $42.35. 

Francis Gillespie of Warren 
spent a few days. last week with 
Dean Erickwn. 

Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Anderson vis- 
ited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. 
H. Rye Friday. , 

Duane and Virgil Lappagard and 
Rudolph Weflen called at the Carl 
Bloom home Tuesday evening. 

The annual meeting of th e Mis- 
sion church will be hel£ at the Em- 
il Mellem home, Wednesday, Jan. 
13, at;l:00 p. m. \ 

Mrs; Carl Bloom spent fche week 
end visiting at the Emil and Carl 
Mellem homes. 

Lloyd conducted service in the' -ev- 
ening.' ;| " ■; ' 

Viold Larson n f Goodridge and 
Lilly Larson of Newfolden return- 
ed to resume their dutne« .after 
spending a few days here at their 

Pearl Barr returned i to Alexan- 
dria b'unLay, after spinding*' a 
couple of weeks here with her 
•folks. ! ■ . ; 

Harriet] Olson left for Bemidji. on 
Sunday, yhere she is taking Norm- 
al training! 

Among | those who have enter- 
tained relatives and friends during 
■the past week are Mr. and Mrs. Da_ 
vid Dra-tts at supper Tuesaay ev- 
ening, Mr! -and Mrs. David Alforth 
at dinner! on New Year's aay, Mrs. 
Albert Styrlund at dinner Sunday, 
Mrs. Ida Lindquist at supper Mon- 
day evening, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence 
Tangquistj at dinner Sunday even- 
ing, Mr. 'and Mrs. Artnur Anuer- 
son Tuesday, Mr. and; Mrs. Alton 
Sackett at supper at the Mr. and 
Mrs. Axeji Jacobson home Tuesday 
night. j ! 


Mrs.; Emma Wright of Middle 
River spent a f&w days here-with 
her daughter. j 

Kermit Greenly returned to St. 
Paul las tThursday. 

Mr. ' and Mrs. ; 01 e Omdahl and 
family of Warren were entertained 
at tha 1 Gilbert Oddens home Thurs- 

Arne Samuelson is visiting with 
friends at Scandinavia, Wis. 

Clifford Sustad came home last 
week from the hospital, where he 
had an operation for appendicitis. 

Lloyd Ranum and Garfield Vick 
aryous returned from International 
Falls Saturday where they have 
been employed for a few days. 

Lloyde and Evelyn Tbrnell mot- 
ored to Strandquist Sunday where 





Fall and Winter fur trimmed 
and untrimmed coata . . . . ai 
exactly one-half their original 
price. * - I 

$22.50 Now $11.2$ 
$19.75 Now $ 9.88 
$12.95 Now $ 6.48 

Sizes 14 to 5* 


$69.50 Now $39.50 $39.50 Now 25.00 
$49.50 Now $35.0o|and $Z9.50 

Fur Coats 

Included in this sale. 
Small Sizes j 

$115 Now $65 
$98.50 Now $54 


SILK | & 

$8.95-$10.95Now $5.95 
$7.95-$ 8.95 Now $4.95 

Other Good Values 
$.295 & $3.95 

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| JfiASl' KOCKSBURY . | 

A community New Year's Eve 
party wa<j held at the Martin Fin- 
stad home Thursday evening. Con- 
testa, Beano, and whist furnished 
the entertainment for t-h e evenins. 
Those present were Mr. and Mrs. 
Antcn Johnson and family. Mr. 
and Mrs. JOle Lian and boys. Mr. 
and Mrs. OtbD Netteland and Bev- 
erly, Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Hansen 
and Dale^j Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Oien, Ruth and Ma- 
rie Oun, jltla and Albert Weiberg, 
Mrs. Mabel Dickerson* Mrs. Ed.' 
Houske, Elmer, Ethel and Alfred 
Husby, Walter Everson, Arthur Er- 
ickson, Kenneth, Yernoh and Loyd 
Finstad, Martin Mathson, Clayton 
ana Mabel Mathson, Carl Finstad 
and son Kermit. 

Supper ;guest a at the C. E. Oien 
home Tuesday ware Mr. and Mrs. 
Manuel Hansen and son Dale, Mr. 
and Mrs. Martin Finstad, Mrs. Ma- 
bel Dickerson, and Ida and Albert- 
AVeiberg. \ -. 

Jennie Aune left Wednesday for 
Fargo, where she is employed 1 , -af- 
ter spending Christmas with her 
parents, j | 

Olal Thorstveit left Saturday for 
Kansas after spending his. Christ- 
mas vacation with his family here. 
Miss Laura Hansen left Thurs- 
day for Crookston, after having 
visited at the Edwin Hansen home 
^he past week. 

Morris Engelstad left Thursday 
for Grand porks, where he is at- 
tending Business College. 

Wrnon Finstad and Alfred Arne 
left Sunday^ f 0r East Grand Forks, 
where they ar B employed, after 
spending their Christmas facaticn 
at their homes Siere. / 

Mr. and Mrs. Knute Tstesund 
hud as their guest for New Year's 
day supper, ! Mr. and Mrs. Sam Het- 
land arid daughters Esther, and 
Elizabeth and Alec Clyn. ■ 
' Mr. and Mrs. Henry Oen enter- 
tained a group of young folks at 
the-.r home jFriday evening. Games 
and cards i furnished the entertain- 
ment for, tli e evening. Those pres- 
ent were Roy and Harry Oen, Ken- 
neth, LaVern and Ruby Engelatad, 
Florence Hansen, Alice Anderson, 
Ardith and (Robert Haney, Evelyn, 
Cht ster. Lay ern and Edwin Ander- 
son, and Evelyn Welsh. 

Carl and.Halvor Halvorson, Mrs. 
M. Lee, Harold Langsath, Mrs Cla- 
ra Haroldson, Thrina Dahl, Alee 
•Haroldson and Bennie; Borgen of 
Crookston were guests at the Bor- 
gen home.^ , 

Mr. and Mrs. Manvel Gunderson 
and daughter returned to Curcbn 
on Friday, where h e is teaching. 

Mrs. Peter Engelstad: spent Fri- 
day evening with Mrs. ; Dudvlg in 
Thief Riverj Falls. 

Mr. and Mrs. Mons- i 'Engelstad 
spent Friday in Thief River Falls 
at the Slna Larson home. 

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew [Nelson and 
Mrs. Norman Neison and daughter 
attended the funeral of Mr. Nel- 
son's brother. Nels Kdenaden- at 
Feitlle, Tuesday. 

Mis H Sinai Jenson has 'been .a 
guest at thi; John Hansen home In 
Thief Riverj Falls since Wednes- 
day.. ■ : j ■ I 

The Neighborly Club will meet 
at the. Otto Netteland home on Fri- 
day af ternddn, Jan. 8th; 

Paul Engelstad motored from 
Crookston on Saturday [for a visit 
with his parents-. He returned on 
Sunday, accompanied by hi„ wite 
and children! who have' visited for 
the past week here. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hogenaon and 
family and May MoKne spent New 
Yearls day |at Plummer at the El- 
mer Kopp home. 

Mj.\ and Mrs. -Ed Hansen weie 
hosts to a group of friends at a 
card IKrty Saturday night. Those 
present were: Mr. and Mrs. O. B. 
Gunderson and son Oorden, Mr. 
and Mrs. Albert Larson, Mr. and 
Mrs. Sam Hetland and girls, Mr. 
and Mrs; Knute Ysteaund and son 
Thomas, Mr. land Mrs. Perry Bor- 
gie, Mr. and | Mrs. Panl Engelstad 
and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Peter En- 
gelstad, Mrs. Mattel Dickerson; 
Carl and Ida' Wefterg, C. E. Oien, 
Ruth and Marie Oien, Carl Finstad; 
and son Kermit, Arthur Larson, 
Mrs. Calvlnj Toomey arid Bob arid 
Norma; Monaj Engelstad, Cleo, La 
Vt-rne, Maajpi : and-Ruj>y- Engelstad, 
Arthur Larson, Mrs. Louisa Ander- 
sen, Violet 'Anderson and Russel 
Moldreri. Whist was played at 7 
tables. 1st prize going! to Arthiir 
Larson and I Ida Weisberg, and 2rid 
priza t„ Ruby Engelstad and Flo- 
rence Hansen. 

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Arne had 
as their guest for supper Tuesday 
night, Mr. and Mrs. CarI!Alberg arid 
family, Mr. land Mrs. Manuel Han- 
ser. and family, Mr. and Mrs Mar- 
tin Finstad. 1 Mrs. Ed Houske and 
Walter Everson. 

Carl Finstad" was pleasantly sur- 
prised at a; house-warming party 
st hi* home Friday evening. Those 
present were j Martin, Hilmer, Ken- 
neth and Vernon Finstad, Otto Net 
teland, Elmer and Alfred Hussy, 

Manuel Hansen, C. E.- Oien, Carl 
Wiiterg, ilrvin Arne, Ed; Houske, 
and Carl Finstad, honor guest. 

Mr. arid Mrs. Otto Netteland and 
family, Mr. and Mrs; Sever Skat 
turn and daughters and Agnes Kins, 
were New: Year* B day dinner giiescs 
at the Hardy Bjerk hoine' in Thief 
River Falls. 

! Mrs. Carl Finstad and children, 
Louise, Mae, and Ronald, left on 
Tuesday for Minneapolis | to visit 
her brother Martin arid at Broom 
Park to visit her parents. Rev. and 
Mrs. Patni. 

'Joe. Melvin, Olaf, , Mirinie,' and. 
Anna Thorstveit spent New Year's 
ev'e in Plummer, at the. Arthur 
Thorstveit home. . 

; Mr. and |Mrs. Manuel Hansen had 
as their guest Monday ; evening, 
Ethel, Elmer,- and Alfred Husby,. 
Veinon ar«l Kenneth Finstad, Jeu- 
ni2 and Harold Arne, and' Mr. and 
Mrs. Martin Finstad. 

\ ATthur j Larson came ' Sunday 
from Thief River^.Falls for a visit 
with his sister, Mrs. Mons Engel- 
stad. i 

;Mrs. Maliel Dickerson and daugh- 
ters Shirley and Lois, and Jda .Wei. 
berc -spent New. Year's day at the 
Albert Larson home. - 

Mrs. Mabel Dickerson and daugh- 
ters LbiB arid Shirley left: Monday 
for Cavalier, N. D., where she is 
teaching, j . 

IMr. and Mrs. Mons Engelstad had 
as'thefr guests Wednesday evening 
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brichard, Mr» 
aud Mrs. 6. B. Gunderaan, Mr. and 
Mrs. Axel lEngelstad and- familyj 
Mr. andvMrs. Earl Engelstad, Mr. 
and Mrs. Perry Borgie, Mr. and 
Mrs. Ed Hansen and family, Mr. 
and Mrs. P,eter Engelstad, Mrs. CrI 
vln Toomey, Bob and Norman Too- 
mey, Mrs. | Halvor Olson, Mrs. M. 
Lee, Carl Halvorson, Mrs. Paul En- 
gelstad and family, Laura Hansen 
Cluster and LaVern Ariderson, Rov 
oiid HarryjOen, Ardith Haney, and 
Alice Anderson. Cards were play- 
ed at six tables. First prizes went 
to Mrs. R_! Brichard and Alex En- 
gelstad and low prizes to Alice An- 
derson and Earl Engelstad. 


Mr. and Mrs. Herman Zinter of 
GOodrhTge |wer e supper guests at 
the Ed Timm home New Year's 
day and helped Victor Swanson 
celebrate his birthday. 

Evelyn Votava of Thief River 
Falls spent Saturday visiting with 
her steter, :Mra. Wtrdi Ristau. 

Allen Olson was a business call- 
er at the E. A. Yonke home Mon- 

Mrs. Henry Koop and Eda, Ma- 
thilda and ■ Albert were dinner 
guests at the John Geske home on 
Sunday. , 

Dr. O. f! Mellby of Thief River 
Falls was jcalled out to the Wal- 
f red Carlson home Friday evening 
on a'ceount! of the illnesj, of grand- 
pa Carlson; 

Mildred Timm of Parkers Prair- 
ie, has been spending her Christ- 
mas vacation here visiting at the 
home of her grandparents, Mr. and 
Mrs. Ed. Timm. 

Mr. and |Mrs. E. A. Yorike and 
Mr. and Mrs. Max Kii.use and 
daughter Ajdeline were social call- 
ers at the Wm. Ristau home Mon- 

New Year's Day dinner guests at 
the N. A. Anton home were Mrs. 
Martha Fuller and" son Tom of 
Thief River Falls, Mr. and Mrs. 
Lorenz Anton and Lorenz, Jr., and 
Mr. and Mrs. Chria Anton daugh- 
ters Alice and Joyce and son Ar- 

Hattie Timm is employed at the 
home of Mrs. E. J. Overland in 
Thief River Falls for a short time. 

Mr. and Mrs. Bert Werhan and 
daughter Inez returned ' to their 
hom e Sunday after having spent 
a couple oflweek at RIdgsway, la., 
visiting with relatives and friends 
there during the Christmas holi- 
days. - . 

Chas. Schmidt of Red Lake Falls 
and Evelyn Votava of Thief River 
Falls ■ spend Sunday evening visit- 
ing at the home of the latter',, sis- 
ter and brother-in-law, Mr. and 
Mrs. Wm. Ristau. ; 

S. H. Ness was a dinner guest at 
the P. E. Ness home !New Year's 
day. ' ; 

Mr. and Mra. Max Krause and 
daughter Adeline were New Year's 
day dinner guests at the Ed Timm 
home. They also helped? Victor 
Swanebn celebrate his birthday 
which occurred that day. 

Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Wold arid fam- 
fly and Eric Anderson were New 
Year's day dinner guests at the 
Wilfred Carlson home. 

Ernest Hahner of Stelner spent 
several day». last week Vrtslttng 
wits his brother and sister-in-law, 
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hahneri 

The infant son of Mr. arid Mrs. 
Alvin Nelson wa* baptized, at the 
E. A. Yonke; home Wednesday and 
given the name Leland Ervin. Rev. 
R. M. FJelstad of Thiefj River 
Falls, perforraed the; K»ptlsmal 
service. Tbo sponsors' were: Mr. 
and Mrs. E. 1A. Yorike and Mrs. An- 
na Nelson and Norman Nelson of 

In the Editor's Mailbag 

Letter* to'tbls department axe invited. In order that more reuucis may ex- 
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of letters. It requests writers to limit themselves whenever possible to 2ou 
words of less. Name and address must accompany letter, but will be omitted 
If desired. letters alened with real names will have preference. 

,3fn ffitmoxxam 

Plummer, Minn., 

-*■ January 4, 1937 

Dear Editor: 

One ol my best and truest 
friends has passed to the beyond. 
Swan G. "Johnson, formerly a resi- 
dent of this county, died recently 
in Turlock, Calif. Hi R mortal re- 
mains were | shipped here and in- 
terred ini the St. Hflaire Commun- 
ity cemetery. Circumstances pre- 
vented my presence at the funeral, 
so I take these ' means to lay a 
laurel wreath upon his grave. 

I knew Swan Q. Johnson inti- 
mately and jwell, I called at his 
home a. hundred' time<* or more; 
on holidays. ; and other days, and 
aseociated with his family at work 
and at rest, but never was I in a 
more congenial home though I 
have visited and known hundreds, 
maybe a. thousand other homes. 

He professed no Christianity, be 
attended no church during the time 
I knew him best. But men are 
known by their, deeds and by their 
influence , upon their families and 
associates . arid not by their profes- 
sion of faith. It was during this 
time liis eight stalwart sons grew 
from childhood to manhood. I 
have been with them at work and 
at play. Nowhere else did~ I ever 
meet such well-brought-up boy3. 
Never did I hear any of them utter 
an ugly or Indecent word nor a 
curse word. : 

"What greater service for the 
good of his' country can a man 
render than i to bring up such a 
Grou.r- of boys? If there ever 
should be given awards for dis- 
tinguished service, would not such 
a man deserve one? 

If there were more tattlers like 
this, we should" not. need to fear 
th© effects erf the repeal of prohibi- 
tion nor would there be any danger 
of crime waves. 

Swan G. Johnson was ' honest 
and sincere In all things. To bis 
memory I inscribe this stanza from 
Robert Burns: — 

"The king can make a belted 
toiigh^, , 

A marquis, duke and a that 
But the- honest man, ahooh 

Is king of men for a that.' 
— A Friend. 



Mr. and Mra. Wm. Randqnf were 
social callers at the Wm. Banner 
Sr. home o* jSteiner, last Saturday! 

Adeline and George W-e&g e of 
Holt spent jtheir ChristmaS vaca- 
tion at the home of their airnt and 
uncle, Mr. and Mm Ed. Tfinm, 

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Swanson 
and. family spent New ! Tear' R eve 
visiting at the Anton Larson home. 

Mrs. Henry Koop and ' family 
were social i callers at ! the Carl 
Zinter, Sr. home Sunday evening* 

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Scanner and 
son Byron jwere viaitoW at the 
Avoid Hahner home las™ Sunday. 

Mr. and Mrs. Norman Nelson and 
Mrs. Anna ' Nelson motored up 
from Lockhart * Wednesday and 
spent the day visiting at the Alvin 
Nelson and B. A. Yonke homes. 

Mr. and" Mrs. Carl Hahner and 
son Byron were dinner guests at 
the B. A. Yonke home Sunday. 
They were also supper guests at 
the Alvin Nelson home. 

Mr. Editor:— 

I wish to say a lew words about 
the Rural Credit Bureau. 

That bureau was- originally sup- 
posed to be a help to farmers who 
needed to hbrrow money and it 
was a help to a few for a time. But 
many farmers were urged to take 
too big loans and they took them 
depending on good grain and stock 
prices. But the bankers of that 
time (including one from our own 
Pennington County); saw their op- 
portunity to get to the legislature 
and formulate that ; bureau so that 
it became a good dumping- ground 
for a sreat number of their bad 
mortgages. They .got kiddish ap- 
piaisors appointed, who were their 
willing servants, and that way got 
the Rural Credit Bureau to loan 
twice and three- times, as much on 
a great mimjber of farmg as those 
farms were worth. After some 
years, then, foreclosures became 
general on those innaied (too big) 
loans, and later, when the depres- 
sion set in, a. great many of other- 
wise good and afble farmers could 
not meet their obligations, and 
now we have the sad situation "that 
there are about 12 thousand farms 
in Minnesota,: which are owned by 
the Rural Credit Bureau. That 
means that so many hard working 
farmers have been robbed of their 
homes, and most of them have to 
sit there as tenants under the sup- 
ervision of Rural Credit officials of 
whom many know about as much 
about farming as a common house 
cat. That bureau has become the 
silliest and most 'unbusiness-like 
Institution we now have (of course 
not mentioning any drinking busi- 
ness.) it has become a. brutal op- 
'pressor to those farmers who are 
already, foreclosed and many oth- 
ers have come Into bard circum- 
stances. As a result taxable prop 
erty In the state has decreased 
very much thu* increasing the tax 
burden on others until now it has 
become next to unbearable. Not 
only that but that- Bureau has a 
big deficit on operating expenses: 
four years -ago $20,000,000.00 and 
now about $30,000,000.00, and are 
now asking the legislature for 3 
million for running expenses. 

The of ficaUs of the bureau are 
well paid for doing all this damage, 
and Che bureau, as a unit, are do^ 
hag their best; to hinder legislation 
in favor of all those who have to 
pay the cost of its oppression. (So 
we are tola on good authority). 

Here to Pennington county we 
have a man by the name of Gilbert 
BrattlancL . He has become the 
champion of a movement to force 
this silly Rural Credit Bureau into 
liquidation and the rest of us have 
flocked around him; wb have form- 
ed an organization whose aim it is 
to" stop this Rural Credit disgrace.- 
We have three good and depend- 
able representatives in the legis- 
lature from our (65th) district by 
whose aid wef plan to reduce in- 
terest rate a on all Rural Credit 
loans to three (3) per cent;: also . 
to get all those mortgaged farms | 
re-appraised to present value and 
the loans reduced to .cturespand'! 
with that present actual value. 
The Bureau has been trying to s ell 
those farms at th e former ridicu- 
lously high land-prices, but have 
failed miserably, and if we let 
them continue 1 along that silly line 
of business they will, in a few 
years, douWe their present deficit. 
Our Plan now 1 is to reduce the 
prices on those farms eo that those 
good people, who formerly owned 
them can 'feel safe to repurchase 

them on such terms that they can 
have; reason to believe they caii 
pay for jthem. That is, what they 
wish ' to do, and what they have a 
right to do. But the Rural Credit 
Bureau is. at present the big bear 
across the road. Of course, the 
state will have to take a big loss, 
but it is far better to help our 
very good and hard working farin- 
er fl now by taking that loss, than 
to let that, silly bureau rumble on 
■as at present and make the loss 
'bigger eyery year. By above men- 
tioned plan; we would, in a tew 
years, have ' prosperous homes on 
those farms; people from other 
parts of the country would settle 
in anionic us and our counties 
would be filled with good citizens. 
Isn*t that what businessmen in cit- 
ies and vilragss are wishing for? 

But to bring this absolutely ne- 
cessary change to realization we 
must, have one man, or more, to 
lobby it through in Jthe legislature 
and that takes quite a bit of mon- 
ey. We have been told that it will 
take not less than 3 months for 
that 1 work. It now aM depends on 
if the citizens round about are will- 
ing to. help u 3 through with the ne- 
cessary funds. Mr. Thoma R Bjerke 
has ,been designated treasurer of 
such funds and he will receive 
them and giv e account for them. 
His address i R Thief River Palls. 
^Itlis claimed by those who know, 
that] the House is safe in our fav- 
or, and our Senator was nearly 
"sure the Senate would come in line 1 ald and Lo^ine Cote and Orville 

■i^ »« — i l _ .. . __ T?owi nan oil rt-P fT>l.;n* T>: Tn„»i_ 

ner guests at the P. J. Levang 
'home Mew Star's day. 

'i'he.i-aulsons were dinner guesi^ 
at the Nygaard home New Year'i 

'Air. and Mrs. Chas. Knutson and 
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Loyd helped 
iis. O. M lj^yd celebrate her 7$tii 
birthday on Monday 

Mr. apd Mrs. a. ivl Hope, Rusael 
Pranzman, Harley and Lorraine 
Buchoiz, and Mrs. O. J. Marks were 
afternoon callers in Thief River 
Fails on Sunday. 

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Swanherg 
and Emil Clausen's visited at the 
Christ Qrausen-home Sunday. ' 

Mra. W. Holbfobk and Mr. .and 
Mrs. Bud Holbrook were supper 
guesta at .Bush's " n n Tuesday. 

A Christmas party was held at 
Mrs. Dorari's for the Friendls 
Neighbor Circle. Those present 
were Mrs. Albert Miller, Mrs. Per- 
die Brown, Mrs. H. M. Hope, Mrs. 
Chas. Knutson, Mrs. Ole Peterson, 
Mrs. H. Bush, Mrs. John Stewart, 
Mrs. John Maney, Mrs. Abe Jons- 
rud, Mrs. Sandberg, Mrs. Ed Gev- 
ing and Mrs. Clifford Lunde. For 
entertainment the ladies played 
"monopoly" and had a Christmas 
Pie. "A delicious lunch was serv- 

Ralph Cady motored to Climax to 
get Bobby, who has been visiting 
with Charlie Sheridan. 

Stanley Morken and .Stanley Qa- 
brlelson visited at Christ Calusens 
Saturday evening. 


• : ■ . 

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Nelson had 
as their guests on New Year's day: 
(Mr. and Mrs. Clem Cote and Don- 

rf We can get a strong lobby. 

Organize a committee in your 
county and immediately get in 
touch with these men. 

: A. K. LOCKHEM, Secretary. 


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Missf Pauline Ramsey of Duluth 
visited with relatives and friends 
here for about a week. 

Miss Emma Johnson returned 
ircm Goodridge, where she spent 
Her Christmas vacation. 

Oscar land Johnny Johnson, Leon 
ard, Tenold and Miss Earna RIetze, 
all of Goodridge, spent Monday af- 
ternoon at the Gunder Grovum 
home. " 

Mr. and Mre. Salveson were din- 
ner guest« at the Clarence Peter- 
son home Sunday. 

Miss Mildred Paulson left for 
Alvarado Monday where she Is at- 
tending school. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ole Peterson and 
Adelaide visited at Charles Knut- 
son's Sunday. 

Mr. and Mrs. Abe Jonsrud' moved 
to Thief River Falls Saturday. 
They will make their home there. 

Morris Stenberg returned to 
Hendrum. on Saturday, where he 
will resume his high school duties. 

Miss Thelma Sandland visited 
with Miss Hilda Trontvedt a few 
days last week, 

W. A. Holbrook spent several 
days last week in St. Paul on busi- 

Miss -Eunice Gilthvedt went to 
St. Paul Saturday. ' She attends 
high school there. 

A group ft t young people spent a 
pleasant evening at the " Lester 
Hovd home Tuesday night. They 
Played cards and all kinds of 
games. ■ 

The North Star farmers Club 
was held the last day of last year. 
Those present enjoyed a very good 
porgram. After the. program there 

as a dance.." 

Miss Dorta Newton spent the 
week end with Mr. and Mrs. Lester 
Hook. , 

Mrs. W. A. Holbrook and Mr. and 
Mrs. Bud Holbrook wer e Sunday 
'dinner, and supper ^guests at the 
Harold Bush home. 

Kittle Hunstead of Minneapolis 
visited at the Christ Clausen and' 
Emil Clausen home Jast week. 

Bd Gevinga of Thief River Falls 
visited at the John Maney home 
•last week. 

The Hans Wick, Hans Rud and 
Severt: Salveson families were din- 

Peragen all of Thief Rive r Palls, 
and Mr. and Mrs. James Evenson; 
Mr. and Mrs. Gust Gustaffson; 
Wallace, Elizabeth and Rachel Ev-- 
enson and Melba Gustaffson. ■ 

Woodrow and Stanley Wilson ar- 
rived home last "week to spend their 
vacation with their father, ■ I. E. 
Wilson.. Woodrow and Stanley are 
both students at Dumroody Insti- 
tute in Minneapolis. 

Miss Alvina Wilson visited from 
Friday until Sunday at the home 
of her sister, Mrs. Ed. Vik of St. 
Hilaire. ■ 

Tuesday evening callers 'at the 
James Evenson home were: Mrs. 
Clem Cote, Mrs. Laura Feragen and 
Orville Feragen, all of Thief River 
Falls. ; " 

Mr. and Mrs.' Oscar Houske had 
as their supper guests on New 
Year's day the following: Mr. I. E. 
Wilson, Woodrow, Stanley.- and 
Andy Wilson; Mr. and" Mrs. Guat 
Wilson and Warren, Girard, Her- 
bert andSMorri« Wilson and Knute 

Sunday dinner .guests at the Ed.. 
Evenson home were Mr. and Mra. 
T." C. Hornseth and Elaine. 

Woodrow and Stanley Wilson re- . 
turned to Minneapolis on Sunday 
evening, where they are attending 
■Dunwoody Institute. 

Mrs, Hulda Swenson. who'-i s em- 
ployed at the Isaac E ; Wilson 
iKme, returned here r.n Monday -at-* 
ter, spending the last two weeks 
with her son and daughter-in-law, 
Mr. and Mrs. Hjaimer Swenson ol 
Thorhult. " ■ " * 


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tive store for patronage dividends before 
Febiuary 1st, 1937. 

All customers are entitled to patronage 
dividends, regardless if they own stock in 
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of Middle River, Minnesota I 

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Independents Lose iFirst Tilt 

Tii e Middle River Independents,- 
after three successive victories ov- 
er the CCC's, Red" Lake Palls and 
Halma, met their maU-h in . the 
.Gie:nbush basketeers last Tuesday 
night ami were beaten 33 to 29. 
However, it was a thrilling game:. 
'Die visitors madp'isome excellent 
shots at the very start of the earn; 
and actr-'ired a lead of 6 or 7 
melius, whit.h. caused jubilitCtion a-. 
nions the Greeubush fans and also 
nruh' the home rooters long-faced. 
. iJut tlin -Independent ^ steadied 
»U ■v,-ii and wiped out that lead, pass 
*« their opponents and at the end 
.1" thp'half led 21 to 13. But that 
■K^i the hish spot in Middle River';*, 
panic :'.;: from then on tluy eom- 
:ih-ih c-i" i lose their lead and the 
•~:n.:! s.-ore was 3u to 29. Tug Ros- 
vd referee d the gams with satis- 
<-,i. ; iim to both teams. The game 
-.n-A free from loul talk av.d ea; ii 
*e::m .expected the other. The 
ureenmiifh crowd, players and fans 
"re go^d s ports and have the good 
n'ill pf nil who witnessed the con- 
test.— In a game 'played Sunday 
uetAveen the same teams on the 
Gre f .nbnsh flcor, Greenbush again 
won by a big margin — 52 to 28. 

Editor Verner Nelson and son 
said- lino'iype opiTator Wegge, of 
the Marshall County Star, Warren, 
were brief callers at the Record of% 
See on New Year's day as they 
were enroute home from Roseau 
where they had just assisted in is- 
suing the week's edition of the Ro- 
seau Leader. 

Mrs. Bert McCurdy and her son 
andr daughter, Philip and Bertha, 
formtr citizens of fchi R village,; but 
who for several years have been 
Jiving at Pipestone, Minn., visited 

32-pound Hubbard] : squash from 
Roy In sal Is. It just touched the 
spot as we always did like bafced 
squash. . ] ] 

iMrs. Tollf Skramstad iaf a pati- 
ent in a Thiat River Falls hospit- 
al; and is said to be critically ill. . 
(Middle River's schools resumed 
operation Tuesday; , "The -position 
cf principal, left vacant by tb e re- 
signa'tion of Artihur My rum, has 
been 'taken ! by Mr, Item, of St. 
Cloud.. / 

Schrhkey's road crews- are tak- 
ing an enforced vacation on ac- 
count of the. snow and cold.weath-. 
er. ' ! 

Hogan Skramstad, of Alexandria, 
is making ■ an extended vistt with 
hit: brother En6k Skramstad north- 
east of town. ; | 

Marshall and Dorothv Evans re- 
sumed attendance at the N. W. S. 
of A. at Crookston this week. Their 
father, E. M. Evans, took them by 
motor to Crookston. 

Gene Sjfll)erg braved the wintry 
weather Monday fc n drive to Lan- 
caster on business. 

Louie Laurensdn and , family 
spent New Year's [with Nick. Laur- 
ensdn at Fargo,' The father of the 
Laurenson brothers was present- 
ed a^ Nick Uaurenson's . children 
and grandohildrenlwere there, four 
generations were present. 

Mrs. Henry Hanson entertained 
the Gleaners Wednesday evening. 
Miss Rachael Anderson returned 
to Minneapolis .Saturday to resume 
her attendance, in fiohooi , after 
spending her holiday vacation with 
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis 







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alters' and Lawrence's fine work 
the factors that brought the visit- 
ors their first league victory. - 

The better lights among the lo- 
cal' pfayers were Rube Julien, Mike 
I?6y, [Parbst arid Williams, Rribt. 
Bell of Roseau. : A. M: Senstad and 
Earl Bf finger wer a the referees. 
: The 1 local lineup included such 
well-known players as Foy, ! De 
Paul,!' and ■ Hellquist,' defense; 
ParD-fe "Sriooksr Julien, Williams, 
R. ' Julien. Taylor," Startbridge, and 
Berling, 'forwards; and Napoli "as 
goalit.; ' ' ■ . V • \ 

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Proposed By Benson 

IGontinued from page , one) 



I The company of enrolled enlisted 
men will be enlarged soon by the 
addition of 21 new recruits. 

Rev. Cook of Thief River Palis 

conducted services at the camp on 

Jlvmg at npesione, luinn., visiusu o„^j. v rii*. «« 

friends here from Christmas day ***%■ ???:«: 

until New Years, when they left 
rfor home, traveling by car. They 
irere also accompanied 'by Miss 
Francis Anderson, also of Pipe- 

Miss Blanche Peterson, student 
at the Grand Forks Business coir 
lege, after spending the holiday 
Tacation at home returned to 
Grand Forks by bus Sunday to re- 
sfumfi attendance at school.' j 

Miss Violet Stephens commenc- 
ed a six months course of study at 
Alie Grand Forks Business college 
this week. Her mothsx and her 
brther Richard took her to Grand 
3i\>rks Sunday. 1 

. :Mr. and Mrs. Martin Hanson and 
, daughter have been visiting MrA. 
Hanson's relatives near Skime, Ro- 
seau county, since before Christ- 
mas, and at this Writing have not 
returned. [ 

Elmer Rostad left Monday for 
Stanton, N. _.D., to resume his job 
as assistant principal cf schools. 
rftc-r spending th e : holiday vacation 
tt home'. 

Notwithstanding the w4despread 
strike* in the aufc:- production It - 
diistrv the local dealers here aie 
Tiot experiencing any curtailmei t 
e-f business. The: Overvold Motdr. 
Company received: two car loads of 
new cars Saturday which takes 
«are of car deliveries pending. ' 
A change has taken place in th ( : 
management of the Co-operative 
■Oil Co. John Luoto resigned Jan. 
1st and is succeeded by Sam Kit- 
iela. , ; '■ 

Alton Carlscn returned to Con- 
cordia College atiMoorhead Mon- 
day to again resume attendance at 
the school. j 

The writer acknowledges the re- 
ceipt of a Christmas present of la 

Work U> about completed on the 
project' of constrtictirig a skating 
rink. j 

In spite of numerous obstacles 
and setbacks, efforts are still being 
made to drill a iserviceaible well. 
John Kreer and Ed. Speci, repre- 
senting the McCarthy well drilling 
company of '.St. Paul, have under- 
taken to^push the job to comple- 
tion. | 

The Gleaners were hoetesaes to 
a number; of inyited .guests at the 
Emil Peterson hom e on New Year's 
e-ven when tfljey held their annual 
meeting. [The meeting was spent 
in playing games) and stunts and a 
very delightful luncheon was serv- 
ed, followed by a social hour. The 
Gleaners ana "Tops" when it comes 
to entertaining. I - 

Industrial Commission. 
'*, he "said, "could he aided 
federal grants, because Wwe 
impress upon the- -federal 

Farmer- Labor Party 
V Adopts 12 Resolutions 

Rural Credit Farmers 
Interested in Legislation 

government that full continuance. 


Bemidji Winter Carnival 

Jan. 14-15-16-17 

The annual Paul Bunyan Winter 
Carnival will be| beld in Bemidji 
Thursday I through^ Sunday, Jan. 14 
through 17. Among the features 
of the foiir-day celebration will be 
a complete logging camp in oper- 
ation, with free j lunches in the 
lodging camp, international skat- 
ing contests, with f national and in- 
ternational champions competing, 
figure and comic skating feats, dog 
dei'bies, ?'■ masquerade «n skates,, a 
diamond hall game' on skates, and 
many events In the mammoth 
snorts arena whiph Bemidji boasts. 
There will also be skating, skiing, 
und tobogganing; for those inter- 
ested, j . . 

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and even increase of the Works 
Progress Administration is imper- 
ative. The federal government 
must assums its full responsibil- 

Speaking on Ipublic welfare,: the 
■Governor said: j "The state; is lack- 
ing in administrative machinery to 
properly handle the work of pub- 
lic welfare. All public- -welfare 
services, with the exception of su- 
pervision of public Institutions jnow 
under the State Board of Control, 
should be centered in a newi De- 
partment of Public "Welfare. | 

'"lids would include administra- 
tion |of federal; aids, under the So- 
cial Security Act, such as old tuge 
assistance, assistance to dependent 
children, aid to the blind, as jwoll 
as general home relief. It would 
call for the cooperation of the va- 
rious counties through establish- 
ment of: county fwelfare ■boards 
which would administer social as- 
sistance and treatment under the. 
supejrvlBion of the -state depart- 
ment." •' 

s Would Aid Veterans 
The new. Governor also recom-r 
mended that the various veterans' 
agencies now handling the prob- 
lems! of needy soldiers be combin- 
ed into one bureau, TrtncQi ' also' 
would have the function of sjoiper- 
vising tile- Soldiers' Home and or- 
<ganizing general home relief and 
aid ^o- needy veterans and their 

He suggested amendments in the 
new | unemployment insurance law. 
which would grant .benefits to the 
workers who : are on strike ; "be^ 
causls- of just grievances", eliminate 
the merit rating system because 
it "endangers" the flaw, increase 
minimum benefits irom $6 to $8 
per week and -maximum ben&fits 
from $15 to 318 per week, ' and 
make- for payment of benefits af- 
ter [the first iweek o£ unemploy- 
ment, and not after the second. 

Particularly; did;Governor /Ben- 
son-stress his stand on taxation in 
reference to the mining industry. 
He stated. 

State* Position 
"I recommend a substantial in- 
crease In iron ore taxE'S. When 
iron ore is shipped outside of the 
state it is forever dissipated la* a 
source of tax revenue. Our j high 
.grade ircn minss, it is estimated, 
will be exhausted in about thirty 
years. For this reason, this tran- 
sitory asset should produce a 
greater tax than that paid. by the 
home owner and farmer, who will 
always b e with us.^ Under. our pre- 
sent system of taxation, the iron 
mining companies pay a far small- 
•er ; proportionate tax that does the 
farmer and owners of real proper- 
ty^! i 

! i Hits High Court 
<■' Striking at the recent state su- 
preme court decision upholdingthe 
mining 1 companies in their i right 
against paymeirt'of taxes on a bas- 
is established by the state *ax -com- 
mission, tiie Governor asserted: - 

Vlt has .been traditional in this 
country that the judiciary never 
impose: its discretionary judgment 
against the discretionairy acts of; 
administrative officers of govern-; 
meht. i Yet in its recent iron ore: 
tax decision, our Supreme Court; 
wrote into the law as a mandate, 
a specific formula which our tax-; 
ing authorities are expected to fol- 
low. | . ...!■■' 
I'fln doing so, the court, in my 
opinion, overstepped its authority: 
and even went s o far as to pass 
legislation. Here we have « good 
example of usurpation of .power by 
ttie courts." i 
i; '!■■ . Opposes Bonds 
|'*On taxes in g&neral", the Gov- 
ernor declared, "we may as well 
face the issue frankly and lay our 
plana. It i« a long-time program 
upon Which >e are embarking, a 
program which squares w4tfh the 
most eligEtehed JSieories erf mod-, 
era government." i 

i ^Iricreasedi expenditures for %ne 
new tfbligations .which, government 
■must asdume", he stated, "must b&. 
regarded as : current, expendftures 
arid must be met by current reven- 
ues. ' rt would be unfair to, moat 
tti'em through bond issues or tfcru 
increasing the state's bonded in* 
debtedness." ; ! : 

i'^If you adopt a tax revision pro- 
gram in accordance with ability to 
pav," be said, "we need have no J 
fear that the state will be. unable 
tp meet all its obligations .tojrts oi- 
tibens in full. This Is the proper 
method for raising governmental 
revenue, recognized by tax experts 
throughout the world. ! 1 

,|"Ar a, matter of fact, the cost ox 
ail social security should be; borne 
""bir'a tax on wealth— »tate and. fed;. 
crah Itis perfectly proper for you\ 
to urge Congress *o revwe out na- 
tional tax system so that social pel 
curity will be paid by -wealth int} 
not by the- massed who. can ill af j 
ford 'it*'--- ' " ' j . • -■ : ,- 
]} I Sees Xiauor 1 EtiIs . .. ; .. ..] 

["Why we recomraehd a ;state yli|-_ 
q'uor dispensary 'system Governor 
Benson said; was the fact that "no 

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virtual member (who has paid the 
one dollar and fifty cents member- 
ship fee) shall receive one years 
subscription to such official paper. 
Resolution III: 

WHEREAS, it Is of the greatest 
importance that we organize the 
people in support of ; the Farmsv- 
■iJa-bAr Association', and. educate 
youth in the " principles of the 
Farmer-tabor, movement, there- 
fore. "■■'-■' 

BE IT RESOLVED, that- we ap- 
prove .the steps taken to build Jun- 
ior Farmer-Labor "Clubs and en- 
dcrsf.; the regulations provided by 
the Stat© Executive Cbmmittee for 
building Junior Clubs, .and there- 
fovo.'" "■"-"■-* -'■ .. : 

thr.t we will, set: up committees to 
sponsor and to nid In building Jun- 
ior Clubs- in- every .locality arid 
ward; arid- that we request organi- 
zational assistance, charters,' mem- 
bership cards, and othe-r. necessary 
material for building these clubo. 
and - L, 

thj.t copies ■ of this resolution be 
sent to the Statp. Convention oE 
the Farmer-Labor Association. 
Resolution No. IV: 
WHEREAS, it is essential that 
tho five to eight million unemploy- 
ed youth in the country be permit- 
ted either to finish their education 
or he given, constructive employ- , 
ment": and, ' . „ ,. 

WHEREAS, the American Youth 
Act (Benson-Amlie Bill), which is 
embodied in the platform of, the" 
Farmer-Labor Party would.provido 
jobs "and educational opportunities 
for youth, therefore, 

^E IT RESOLVED, -that we ou- 
dorse the American Youth Act and 
demand its immediate passage by 
Congress, and that copies of this 
resolution be sent to Prestden; 
Rcosevelt and to the State Conven- 
tion of the Farmer-Labor Associa- 
tion; and, ._ _ 
thst the State Legislature be asked 
to memorialize Congress for the 
paEsage of the American Youth 
Act and our representatives and 
senators be ko instructed; 
R'esolutlon No. V: 
"WHEREAS, There are a great 
many'furms owned by the Rural; 
Credit Department of the State of 
Minnesota which they rent out, 
and. ' 

■WHEREAS, there are also a 
great many loans, many .of which 
arc far in default, and, 

■WHEREAS, the-general tenden- 
cy has been to lower interest rates- 
on f ami loans and otherwise scale 
down thie indebtedness of such 
loans, and 

WHEREAS, we deem an interest 
rate of"5U* per cent' is ■ excessive 
and that it Is a rate! which farm- 
ers cannot pay. under the present 
ccnditio'Hs. - 

That we approve the ^provisions of 
House Bill No. 1509. passed by thd 
House in the last General Session 
and that we urge the- passage oE 
this "bill by the -House 'and the Sen- 
ate at the coming General Session, 
and that a copy of these resolutions 
be sent to the Representatives and 
the Senator of this district as weil 
as the Governor. ': 

Resolution 'No. vr: . * . 

At a meeting of the Thief River 
Falls Farmer-Labor Club held on 
December : '18, -1936, it was moved ', 
seconded and duly carried, that 
tiie following resolution be adopt- 
ed: - . ■ 

"Be it resolved: That we hereby 
reremmend that the Farmer-Labor 
Constitution be changed or amend. 
ed so .as to make it possible for 
women, where- the head of the 
family is already a member of the 
association, to -become members of 

A meeting was held Saturday af- 
ternoon at the .Pennington County 
court house by the organized 
■grciup of Rural Credit farmers to 
report to their., chairman, T. H; 
BjETke, .and; secretary A, K. Lock- 
rem. The . was extremely 
bad but. many parts, of the county 
were represented, and are deter- 
mined to -carry on the work of get- 
ting the passage .of legislation in 
the present- legislative term that 
will revalue;, the. lands, loans and 
contracts-, of -the.. Rural Credit bur- 
eau d° present loanable val- 
ue- and such hew contract made 

They strchgly urged everyone to 
■advise their neighbors, and especi- 
ally Rural Credit, farmers to spread 
the effectiveness of the r niovemeiit 
not only around .their district but 
also to other counties in the State. 
They also urged^aJl to get-the mes- 
sage- across to a-ll friends of such 
a move which would mean so much 
to- counties in the northern part of 
the State.. To such they asked 
them t- get in touch with T. H. 
Bjerke or Gilbert A. Brabtland. 

Mr. Brattland gave a short talk 
as; to the history of th& legislation 
that passed the house by a vote of 
104 to^9 and urged that all attempts 
be made to .get it also through the 
Senate, particularly thaj voters see 
their senators in regard to this 

RATE* One cent per word per Insertion. Minimum charge 15 cent*.- A* 
extra chore a of 10 'cents' !■ 'made for bUnu ads to cover cont of nandUns. T« 
avoid the cost ot bookkeeping on smaU aucoants we reaaest that cash a«e*Bi- 
panr the order. _;-.'■ ! " ' / 

For Sale. 

.; Sewing machines reconditioned 
and guaranteed: One-'rotary Sing- 
er, excellent 'in appearance md 
mechanically perfect, $28.50. One 
Wizard, neat machine, $11.00. Dno 
Rooerts, ?5.00. One Singer, ?5.00. 
One shuttle White, 510.00. OnejMa- 
tron, 510.60. One White rotary, 
like hew, 527.60. One Portable 
Electric Singer, an 588.00 value for 
565.00. A' and T Hon* Furnish- 
ings, Bishop Hotel Building. 


N'ine months old Duroc Jersey 
boar. Walter Odegaard, Hazel, or 
see Odegaard & Son, City. ad"40-lt 


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Call Sarenson's Cafe. Phone H7. 
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For Rent 

Completely furnished. ihodenLjd.X,-. 
ro^m house, possession -given Jan;- 
l&tli. Call 209W &>r Particulars. 
i " ad37-tf. 


Picture Framing. Window Glaz- 
ing. TYe sell window glass, any 
size. SI. M. Johnson, 623 Main Ave. 
North. 4tp-37 

TRY Forum Want Ads. 

SAVE 20 percent. to 40 percent on 
your" fire insurance. "Write la 
^tock and muLual. Strong donipan- 
ies.- Gilbert A. Brattland, Phone. 
No. 1. Basement Citizens State 
Bank Bldg. ad-41 

I ; am now prepared to repair 
harnesses. Please bring them in 
early. Lars Johnson, Grygla, Min- 
nesota. 35-6tp 

prize will be awarded by the Min- 
nesota Livestock Br&eders' associ- 

- Three classes were open to sheep 
producers, the. 25 to 30 ewe classes, 
in which Mr. Hulteen competed, 

one for 50 to 100 ewe (locks and a . . __ __ 

third for flocks of 101 or more ; organize a committee with a cban*- 
ewes.: In the 51 to 100 ewe class r man and secretary and get m touch 

Senator E. L. Tungseth also gave 
a short talk, describing what he 
thought should be done and the hill 
that should be introduced. He stat- 
ed that he'now is warkinE on. such 
a bill for the Senate and asked the 
suggestions of the meeting. . They 
expressed themselves as satisfied 
with his proposal. 

Mr. Bjerke stated that if any- 
thing was to be accomplished, the 
organization had to have support 
and all effort should be made in 
other counties to do likewise, 

Aivir Sonderman pf Inus, Koochi- 
ching county, was first with 117.6 
pounds of lamb .per ewe, and in the 
101 or more -ewes class, Sam Dux- 
bury and Son of Canton. Fillmore 
county, were first, with 114 pounds 
of lanVb produced per ewe.- The 
Buxbury B raised 1B3 Jambs from 
111 ewes, a 137 per cent lamb crop, 
and their lambs averaged 82.1 lbs. 
at 4% monlflis.. 

; Winner of .first place in a class 
fiir advanced junior sheep 'produc- 
ers' was Kalvin Sylvester, Hum- 
boldt; Kittson county, Whose flock 
averaged 163.6 lambs per ewe. Lib- 
eral cash awards will be made to 
contestants in both adult and jun- 
ion contests by the Minnesota Live- 
stock Breeders Association. 

Prom the I Farmer, Farm, Stock, 
and Home, St. Paul, medals will be 
awarded to both adult and junior 
lamb! producers who for the first 
time have produced 100 r pounds or 
more' of lamb per ewei. These" in- 
clude Emil Ostlund, Birchdale, Koo 
cinching county, and W. R. Shark- 
ey, Belle Plaine, Le Sueur county, 
in the adult class, and five junior 
producers, ^Arnold Myrum, Oklee,' 
Pennington county; William Pres- 
t'-n, -Mapleton, Blue Earth; Jack 
O'Connell, Belle Plaine, Scott; P. J; 
Meade, Jr., Marshall, Lyon; Ever- 
ett Ostlund, Verndale, Wadena. 

with this organization; alBO to 'ap- 
point two solicitors for each town. 
ship. This becomes, he stated, a 
valuable contact organization by 
which every part of the state can 
be reached to put the ■ required 
pressure back of the bill and to 
support an active lobby in St. Paul. 
General confidence of the passage 
was expressed if. such organiza- 
tions could be quickly perfected. 
Solicitors wer G urged to continue 
the subscriptions. 





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Moose .Gets Even With 
Man By Smashing Auto 

The belief that kindness Is its 
own reward which the superintend- 
ent of the Headquarters EUW 
camp , in Itasca State park once 
had. ;ha R gone, with the winds. A 
big bull mocse, which 7U0 members, 
of the camp considered " their 
friend after- raising him and pro- 
viding a nice clean pen for him for 
seven yiars, showed his gratitude 
by running into the superintend- 
ent's car. Damages totaled : §o0. 
Lielaiig of the. moose's activities af- 
ter escaping*his pen included a sud- 

den dislike for the 'superintendent 

the Farmer-Labor Association at a th R first person he met, with re- 

rcduced membership fee, and, 

Be it further resolved. That a 
copy of this Resolution be submit- 
ted to the county convention of the 
Pennington County Farmer-Labor 
Association and taken np for dis- 
cuftslon in an effort to -have the Re- 
solution adopted, and the matter 
submitted to the Sta f .-. Conven- 
tion " - - 

Clearbrook Firm Named 
Champion Flockmasters 

For producing the greatest av- 
erage weight of Iamb per ewe, Os- 
car Hulteen and Son, Clearbrook, 
Clearwater county, have been nam- 
ed champion flockmasters in the 
1936 lamb production contest 
sponsored by the agricultural -ex- 
tension division, University Farm, 
St. Paul. 

W. E. Morris,, extension animal 
'husbandman, states that the cham- 
pion flockmasters raised £0 of 55 
lambs from a flock;of30 ewes. The 
percentage of lambs born was 180 
per cent and'lambs raised were 
150 per cent. An average of 122.3 
poundB of lamtb per owe wa* pro- 
duced. A xold .medal, and a cash 

suite that, he chased him and head- 
ing for .the new Chevrolet car, 
scraped hi» itching horns against 
ic When tht* cask, came out with 
a pail of biscuits and tossed them 
at th© moose, he picked up the. 
biscuits as they lit in the snow and 
when they were gone, he chased 
the cook into the woods. When 
someone laid the trail with, a pail 
of potato peelings, the moose fol- 
lowed right back into his pen, 
where he is -perfectly at home. 
Through the incident he was won 
a great deal of respect from mem- 
bers of the camp. 


Raymond RJstau passed away at 
•his home in Grand Plain Township, 
Marshall county,. Jan. -4th. H e was 
born May 21, 1933. His parents, 
■Mr. and Mrs. Edward Rtetau, two 
brothers, Richard Edward and 
Howard Arthur, ne sister Ruth 
Alice, all cf Mavie, his. grandpar- 
ents. Mr. and Mrs. August Ristau 
of this city,, and Mr. and Mrs. Alec 
Wing of Mavie, 12 uncles, 13 aunts, 
and 33 cousins, are U'Ct to mourn 
his loss. 

The funeral services were held 
today, (Jan. 7>) in the German Lu- 
theran church in Mavie, -jwith Rev. 
W. B. Baumann officiating at -the 
ceremenies. Interment was at the 
church -cemetery near German- 
■town. ", 


Willie Williams passed away on 
Dec. 29th at the hospital in Worth- 
ington, Minn., from pneumonia. He 
was born Feb. 12, 1860, in Senica, 
111., and at the age n f one year 
moved to Hamilton county, Iowa, 
living there till 1901. He then 
moved ;to' - Pennington county, 
where he has made his home 1 ever 
since. Surviving him. are one sis- 
ter, Mrs. Ella Schirkey of Worth- 
ington, and one brother Louis Wil- 
liams of this city; Ther e are also 
several nieces and nephews surviv- 
ing him. One brother and one sis- 
ter preceded him v in death. 

Funeral services were held Dec. 
31st at 2 o'clock in the chapel of 
the Larson- Funeral Home. Rev. 
J. O. Jacobson of this city officiat- 
ed. Interment was_at Greenwood 
cemetery. i 

Grade 1 Eggs 
Grade 2 Eggs 



Mr. and Mrs. Ingrald Storvick of 
Red Lake Falls, Jan. 3, twin girls. 

Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Amren, of 
this city, Jan. 6, a boy. 

■Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hoard, of 
this city, Dec. 31, a boy. 


To the Music of 

and His 


Playing Swing Music a* You 
Like It. '■'-' 

FRI., JAN. 8 


Admission: 40 & 25c 

Patronize our advertisers ! 


Printers i ink and paper fail to 
express our thanks for the willing 
assistance and friendship shown 
us during the sickness and death 
of our wife, mother and grandmo- 

Mr. H ,E. Mmttoy. 

Mr. and Mrs. Geo, Holbrook. 
: Mr. and Mrs. Homer Muasey. 
; The Grandchildren. 

one can escape tihe conclusion that 
conditions now aTelworso than they 
were under the old system ' when 
wio had.tbe saloon. K is <ihite ob- 
vious that liquor'traffic in private 
hands cannot be -controlled." '^ 

He pointed out that "the state is 
interested In the question primar- 
ily as a matter of ' temperance and 
.social' control," with ■ revenue "of 
secondary importance**. 
. "Pttblicly^owned liquor stores", 
he stated, "offer the. most effective 
method of meeting the problem." 

Among other recommendations 
of the Governor were those of re- 
questine that interest rates be low. 
e'red as a mealis '■.& oombattlng the 
"loan shaxk9",_ of ; establishing a 
state^o-s^ied • cement . phmt: because 
the", cement- industry-is ,"trusit-.con- 
trolied'V of abolHion 6f ; the state 
-Sonservalaok cDmmissipn». ; and pf 
fetufh.T6f thei legislature to- a par r 
tisan basis. ; r * 

KtrAIll Radio . . ..Sewing Machines . . . 
Washing Machines. Our repair men are ex- 
perts in their line— Our work guaranteed! 



We wis(h to take this tneans of 
erpreseing our heartfelt gratitude 
to our trienda and neie(M>ora, for 
the sympathy and kindness extend- 
ed us during tiie illness and at the 
death of. our mother, Mrs. 011t» 
Ohristianson; We especially wish 
to extend our thanks to those who 
n p kindVly let ua use the Erie church 
and those who agsuted in itsjjec- 
oration; to those who sang at the 
funeral, and to all who contribut- 
ed memorials and; floral offerings. 
Wejalso want to express our appre- 
ciation to Rev. O. O. BJorgan and 
Rev. S. Fladmark for their com- 

i - . I^r. andVMrs. OarlJ. .Christianson 

and Children 

Mr; and Mrs. Edward L. Hansen 

'._ ".•' . ," ■■' and Children 

; Mr. -and Mrs. Orrille ; M .Ghristi- 

■ anson. 

. . .Alice, Merrit, 
r '' anson. 


Lectares on the Book of Revelation 1 


The seven-headed dragoi and the woman clothed with Hie sun. 
■What do these symbols ot Bev. 12. chapter represent? Come 
and hear this most Interesting topic. 

This Will be an Illustrated Lecture 

CHfilST". Who »s he. When does he come, or, has he already | 
come? ■ ~ J| 

PBAY." An! inspirational lecture you will greatly enloy.' James 
Ward. ■ j ■ ■ ■ . ■ ;,/. 

. ING: "SAND KBlSTENTEfl^. En Bihel, men mange seToter! j 
Hvad ^r sandhet? ' J ■ ' "^ S 

Come and'enjoy the beautiful songs, graphic illustrationB, and 
■the many interesting Bible questions answered in ' '' 


.^Corner of Bridge St. and Conley ATe^ Thief BiTBr Sails, 3Binn. 

James Ward and David Gnlbrandson, Evangelists 

■ !_ 







■ limilnh Til ill' 

^ A Forfm Editorial Pokr 

it* ' 


A Continuation of the 

Volume V. 


Many Attend Joint Gath- 
ering at Auditorium on 
Thursday Evening 

Year's Work of Three 
Groups are Reported 

Sec'y. Lundgren Proposes 

Budget of 52,400. For 

His Organization 

The joint meeting and ; banquet 
held by the members of the Senior 
iind iJunior Civic & Commerce as- 
sociations Thursday evening last 
.week was largely attended and 'a 
Tery successful session was con- 

After partaking of a dinner, con- 
^istinz'-of turkey and all the trim- 
mings, -the business session was 
opened -by President Carlisle, bead 
of the Civic & Commerce : associa- 

Paul Lurlgren. secretary, gave a 
report of last year's activities and 
also reported on a proposed bud- 
get for 1937. Douglas Booren, the 
president of the Junior Chamber of 
<'-ommerce. told of the various ac- 
tirities and projects carried on by 
)::« '^rjranization the past ■ year. 
Coth reports showed that, much 
work i = bein? done by these' sxeups 
:r> promoting the interests and the 
welfare of the city and the sur- 
rounding territory. A budget of 
•*r.400 was proposed by Mr. Limcf- 
srren for th~ Civic & Commerce 

■ program of 1937. This i, S66 m:rs 
than the 19G6 budget. 

Oscar Paulson. the commander 
of the Ucal Legion post.; outlined 
• he work done by that group and 
<!iscu.=sed th P work planned to en- 
ttrraiE zh? Xinth District Legion 
convention in June this summer. 

Two publicity, agents -:f the Be- 
'.r..dji Winter Sportc carnival were 

■ t- repent p.nd addressed the meeting. 
'"arl-John?on. th e president of the 
Rerrrfffji Chamber of Commerce. 
?DOke first and fully described the 
Paul Bunyan tVinter Carnival 
which j'onens it Bemidii todav. He 
reported that S4.n<i0 ha^ been'rais- 
p'l to put on a well-worth event and 
eite«d a w:-!come "°r all in this 
Territory fn come and spend a day 
Or two with them.- 

Ur. iHannah. th P secretary of the 
i>ni:d.ii Civic & Cnrnmerrp associ- 
ation. . gave an outline of the pro- 
=TSTn -for th-- four div«? of the'- 
winter carnival. A~ Mr. Hannah is 
r-?so se^retarv of the state Cham- 
ber of Commerce organization he 
spoke; at le'nzth on budgeting by 
^uch group*; from year to year. The 
local- estimate of S2.400 was shown 
tn be ; much below the budgets 
?pent : in soma other cities of the 
same siz e as Thief River Falls. 

'V/V I ^ 

Thief River Falls Forum 


Thief River Falls, Pennington County, Minnesota, January 14, 1937 

Number 41 

City Council Holds 

It January Session 

At the council meetin; 

of the 

local city council held Tuesday ev- 
ening, a resolution was passed" 
raising the salaries of city electri- 
cians and linemen. Those who re- 
ceived raises were H. . Hendrick- 
son. If. Olson, M. -Olson, p. Harris, 
and L.; J. Erickson. Alfre<j Flattum 
is to b P retained two more months 
to act as care-taker of the' tobog- 
gan slide. It was lie-Id that last 
year's- salaries were lower than 
is the general rule. ■ j 

A buildinc permit to (erect a 
S3500 residence in th;- Red Lake 
Rapid* addition in bkck' 9 was 
granted to H. M. Elofsqnj JA pro- 
posal to advertise for city; printing 
and for city depositories! was ap- 
proved. The monthly report of the 
city clerk and the municipal judge 
were presented and ordered filed. 


Valuation of Local School District 

U Greater By $111,925 Orer 

That of Last Tear j 

The monthly meeting : of the 
Thief River 'Palls school board 
was held Monday evening in the 
Lincoln 1 High School. 

A resume of the business of the 
meeting i s as follows: Dr. A. M. 
Smith and Dr. A. E. Jacobson were 
elected to represent this district in 
the 1937 convention of the j Minne- 
sota School Board association 
which is tD~be held Feb. ;lj 2, and 
3 in St. Paul. The board discuss- 
ed (1) Payment of all state aids 
in full, (2) Increase in the state 
income tax to accrue: to : the 
schools. (3) Larger school unit or- 
ganization, (4) Federal j aid dor 
schools. (5) Transportation for all 
rural boys and girls to high: school, 
and (6) | Teachers continuing con- 
tracts. 'These six topics will "02 
taken up at th P 'convention in St. 
Faul. ! ,. " 

Mis* Delia Peterson, teacher in 
tiie Ivnox school, was granted a 
leave of absence during the month 
of January, due to the .sudden 
death of her father Jan. 2nd, 

The total 1036 assessed' valua- 
tion of Schzol District Xd. IS is 
Si. 504, 415.00. which represents in- 
crease of 3111.952.00 over the 1935 
assessed valuation. There is an 
increase of S46. 656.00 in the valua- 
tion of platted real estate, and an 
increase of 369.823.00 in the per- 
sonal property- valuation over the 
valuation of 1935. The agricultur- 
al land valuation shows a decrease 
of $4,527. 

The final settlement of the 1935 
(Continued on jyage 8} 


Roseau jWins 2-1 Victory 

In Very Fast Game 

Atiliocal Arena 



The regular monthly meeting of 
ih<* Farmer Labor clirb of this cirv 
■Kill be held Fridar evening this 
weelc nt the c'urthouse. states Her- 
man Kios. the club*s secretary. 
T>r?cns5ions of legislative, proposals 
^ill be the main .part of the pro- 

Drum Corps Benefit 

Will Be Held Tuesday 

The Legion Auxiliary Drum 
<-orps of Thief River Falls, will at- 
tend in a body the 1937 American 
Legion and auxiliary convention £o 
be held in New York. ■ The local 
drum corps will compete for the 
first trmp in national Class A com- 
petition after winning high hon- 
ors at state conventions. The 
corps is being enlarged I from 29 
to 33 members, states Mrs. Jeaa- 
ette Wright, director, I 

"Next Tuesday evening,! January 
19, the first of a eroixp of events 
in the form of a card'party will be 
given on the main floor of the Mu- 
nicipal Auditorium. The proceeds 
will go towards . financing the- trip 
to 'New York. One hurtdred tables 
of contract and auction "bridge and 
whist will be played, for which 
beautiful prizes, donated: by local 
merchants, will be given for win- 
ners of high, scores. The prizes- 
went on display Thursday after- 
noon (today) in the window of Al'a 
Coffee Shop, where tickets can also 
be purchased. Tickets will be sold 
at the window in the Auditorium 
Tuesday night, if not obtained be- 
fore then. 

Bemidji Winter Carnival 
Is Held This Week End 

J. H. Ulvan. the Forum editor, 
visited friends at Ada- over the 
week end. 

A four-day winter sports carni- 
val begin s at Bemidji todav, Thurs-. 
day. and promises "to bejjhe most 
outstanding of its kind r ever held 
in northern Minnesota. 

A yirnual forest has 'been erect- 
ed on the ice on Lake Bemidji, in- 
cluding an old-time logging camp. 
An arena with spectator stands 
has been built, together : wifeh loud-- 
speakers and some exhibits. 

A hockey game, a Teachers col- 
lege basketball game, a torchlight 
parade and the Paul Bunyan ball 
at which the carnival queen will 
b G crowned constitutes 1 , tonight's 

Friday's program includes a 
group of harness races on the ice, 
a dog derby and a curling exhibi- 
tion for the afternoon and a basket 
ball game between the Bemidji and 
Thief River Fall, high schools, a 
masquerade on; skates and a Jun- I 
ior Chamber ball conclude the ev- , 
eDine program. ; 

Saturday's program consists of 
CCC camp ice contests, a mayor's 
race, a giant parade and a pancake 
eating contest for the forenoon; 
the lumberjack logging contest in- 
cluding tree-falling, log chopping', 
and" team pulling for the afternoon, 
and a teacher's college basketball 
game, a hockey game between Hib- 
bing and Bemidii, winter fireworks 
and a lumberjack ball for the ev- 

Sunday afternoon's program will 
consist of speed skating contests 
between national title holders, fin- 
al* in thft dog derby, figure ] skat- 
ing exhibitions/ comic skating ex- 
hibitions and followed by the Paul 
Bunyan Playground association 
banquet at 5:30 p. m. 

In the Sunday evening urogram 
on the sports arena will be figure 
skating and the Ice Follies show. 

A large number from this terri- 
tory I* expected to attend. A bus 
is expected to j leave from the city 
Friday forenoon for the event. 

'Thieves? Vanquish N. D. 
University by 5-3 Score 

Local Skaters Improve- As 

Season Advances; Many 

At Sunday's Game I 

Next Sunday afternoon, Jan> 17, 
the Hallock hockey team, holding 
second place in the league stand- 
ings, will make their first appear- 
ance- here against the Thieves. 1 Tie 
Hallock team includes a number 
of fast Canadian boys who play a 
good brand of -hockey. A real 
Datcle is expected at the game as 
the Thieves will have to win more 
games in order to- secure a position 
in the semi-finals to be held luce 
in February when the four highest 
in standing will participate in the 

The 'Thieves' journey to Grand 
Forks to play the Cavaliers to- 
night Thursday evening. This 
game will be broadcast over KFJAI 
from the Winter SpDrts building 
vn the- University Campus, begin- 
ning at 8:15 p. m. 

Approximately 800 enthusiastic 
hockey fans packed the Arena Sun- 
day t n watch the Roseau Clover- 
leafs and the Thief River Falls 
'Thiaves' step through three peri- 
ods of the' most spectacular hock- 
ey played : so far in the new Ice 
Arena, and which ended 2 to 1 for 
the Cloverleafs. ^ 

Entering the game the 'Thieves' 
launched such an unexpected pass- 
ing attack' that the Cloverleafs 
played on the defensive for nearly 
three periods until _ DePaul and 
Rube Julien were penalized at th> 
same time,} enabling Roseau to then 
score with! the two 'T'nieves' in .the 
penalty box. 

The first; two periods-went with 
no scoringjby either side. Bell, the 
goalie for the 'ClovE-rleafs'. ably 
repelling the bombarding of Tay- 
lor, Julien, 1 Stanbridg e and DePaul. 
Roseau nxst scored at the begin- 
ning of the third period on a mix- 
on in front of the Thieves' net. Af- 
ter ten minutes of scoreless play 
Roseau took advantage of the pen- 
alties mected to DePaul and Julien 
by rushing; th=- net, scoring th e sec- 
ond and winnine- counter 'with a 
five man offensive. Snooks Julien, 
center on jthe Thieves kid line, then 
scored on 'an assist from .DePaul. a 
few minutes later to end the scor- 
ing. ] 

The Thieves lineup was compos- 
ed of Napoli. acting as goalie; De- 
Paul. Gulrjud and Skoglund as de- 
fense; Taylor, Stanbridge, Rube 
Julien. Parbst. Julien. j Berlins, 
and "Williams a^ forwards. 

Th* Thieves won a 5 to 3 victory 
over, the! University at Grand 
Forks Thursday evening. ! The lo- 
cal boys outplayed their, opponents 
'but due to the* stubborn, defense 
■put up by the college boys they 
were unable to *core as they would 
have in an oDen game. There was 
no doubt; as to the outcome from 
the very first of the game! 

District Court Judge 

Decides Three Cases 

The citv jail wa^ cleared for the' 
tim ft being Monday, when Judg* 
M. A Brattland place-* sentences 
in three "<>ses which were brought 
before him in district court. , 

Mike! Sclialz, who was charged 
with passinp- a fraudulent check in 
a local store while on probation,- 
had his probation withdrawn and 
was sentenced to serve one year in 
the St Cloud reformatory." 

Elmer Braseth, who broke out of 
the county jail last fall after, be- 
ing arrested for forging checks, 
was sentenced to serve a year in 
the Warren county jail. The pro- 
vision that he would -be released on 
probation after serving sixty days 
if h P could raise the amount of the 
false checks issued byi him, was 
granted. Alvin Braseth pleaded 
guilty' of aiding his 'brother in es- 
caping from the jail and was sen- 
tenced to either pay a fine of $100 
or: serve six months in jail. After 
making arrangements to pay the 
fine, he was released. 

Miss Sortedahl Dies 
Sunday at Red Lake Falls 

Mae Agnes Sortedahl, daughter 
of: Mr. and -Mrs. M. O. Sortedanl of 
Red Lake Falls, passed away Sun- 
day morning from complications 
resulting from the flu. She had 
been ailing from injuries received 
in an auto accident several years 

Funeral services were conduct- 
ed Wednesday afternoon at the 
Presbyterian church at Red I*ake 
Falls. Rev. Lindholm officiating. . 

(The Forum expects" to publish 
a more complete obituary next 

Shipstead Heads 

For Washington 

Senator Henrik Shipstead, who 
hap been confined to a hospital it 
Rochester, for the last/few weeks, 
has recovered sufficiently to return 
to j Washington. Hi K office said 
lldnday he ws-uld reach the capital 
Tuesday morning. His stay how- 
ever, will be of short duration. He 
will- spend only a- few days and 
then' go south where he hopes to 
regain hi* strengtlrin order to be 
able to resume his senatorial du- 
ties in the near future. He left 
Rochester Sunday with. Mrs. Ship- 


Basketball Team To Play 

Bemidji and Cass Lake 

Over the Week End 


Minn. Commissioner of 

Education Will Address 

PTA Group Tuesday 

Public Is Urged 

To Attend Gathering 

Coming Event Will Be 
First Open Meeting 
Addressed by Official 

John G. Rockwell, commissioner 
of education of th e State of Min- 
nesota, will be the main speaker 
at the P. T. A. meeting which is to 
be held next Monday evening: at 8 
o'clock in the Lincoln High School 
assembly. . Mr. Rockwell'* subject 
will be "School-Legislation". 

The program will be opened with 
a piano solo by Miss Eileen Rol- 
land, after which the business m=et 
ing will be held. . Other features 
of the program will be a xylophone 
solo by Miss Lorraine Quisi, ac- 
companied by Mrs. Cassie Harris- 
on, and a vocal selection by tha 
Land O'Lakes quartette, stated C. 
W. Pope, president of the P. T. A. 
association. After the program is 
completed lunch will be served 
and a social hour held. The public 
is welcome. 

Mr. Rockwell spoke at the dis- 
trict convention of the Teacher's 
convention held here a year ago. 
But otherwise it will be his first 
appearance locally .where the gen- 
eral public i c invited. He was ap- 
pointed to his present position in 
1&o4 and-, previously was a profes- 
sor of psychology at the State Uni- 

Farmers' School To \ 
Begin Wednesday, Jan. 20 

Another ten-week term of even- 
ine schools for farmers will begin 
next Wednesday evenipg at the 
Washington School bufldihg ad- 
joining the high school.' .The limi- 
tation- is made that only farmers 
of the age of 25 years or ov&r may 

An eveninsr session, beginning at 
eight o'clock will be held every 
Wednesday for ten .consecutive 
weeks. The subjects to be discuss- 
ed will he determined by those at- 
tending. H. F. Harrison^ the 
Smith-Hughes agricultural instruc- 
toi at the local high school, will 
be in charge. 

A similar school was held last 
winter 'but the attendance was not 
as large a* waa desired, much he- 
cause of the severe weather and 
blocked country roads. It is hop- 
ed more will enroll this winter and 
that the weather and roads will be 
mor e favorable. ' All Interested are 
urged to attend. i 

9 Pennington Delegates 
Attend F.-L. Convention 

Mrs. L.| H. Larson's 

Brother Died Tuesday 

Lin. G. Arneson of St. Paul, bro- 
ther of -Mrs. L_ H. Larson of this 
city, passed, away Tuesday morn- 
ing at the Bethesda hospital in St. 
Paul, after a short illness |of bron- 
chial pneumonia and complica- 
tions. Funeral services will be con- 
ducted Friday afternoon in the ca- 
pitol 'city. 

Lin Arneson was well known to 
many residents of this city as he 
visited here regularly with relat- 
ives. He ; was manager and propri- 
etor of the fashionable Prince or 
Wales In^ in st Paul. He was 52 
years old. 

'H& fs survived by his wife, two 
sisters, Mrs. Larson of this city, 
and Mrs. G. F. Hendrickson of Se- 
attle, "Wash., and thr~» brothers, 
Fritz of ■ffew York City. James of 
St. Paul and Alex ~f Manuel N D 
Another Jirother. S. V. Arneson, 
died at Havre. Mont,, last fall 

Philip and Milton Larson, neph- 
ew« of the deceased, left here yes- 
terday to, attend the funeral serv- 


Judge M. A. Brattland and wife 
returned Monday morning from St 
Paul, wh&re they spent a week vis- 
iting at the home of their: son, Ar- 
mand and family. j 

The Prowler cagers will embark 
on a two-day journey to foreign 
basketball courts this weekend. On 
Friday ■ evening the Leemen .will 
face **Buck" Robbins' Bemidji Lum- 
berjacks, last year's state champi- 
ons. The Lumberjacks have been 
riddled by graduation toll but may 
be more than an even match for 
the locals. Three returning letter- 
men. Bob Bush, BUI Bruggeman, 
and Dick Olson form the nucleus 
of. the Bemidji squad. 

Cass Lak e will vie for honors 
with the Prowlers on the Indian's 
flcor Saturday evening. The Lin- 
coln high quint holds a 37 to" 22 
decision over the Lakers in a.pre- 
holiday game here. The Proyrlers 
have always met with, extreme dif- 
ficulty on the Cass Lake floor and 
will be exceedingly fortunate to 
eke out a victory. The Prowlers* 
hopes will be buoyed by the ex- 
pected return to action of Captain 
Bud" Nelson," Robert Quale, Gordon 
Caldi.* and Milton Nesse, \ all first 
team members, who wer e out of 
school because, of influenza last 

The abbreviated Prowlers tri- 
umphed over an usually powerful 
Warren five 28 to 20 last Friday 
evening at the Municipal auditori- 
um. ."- ■ 

Bossman put Ohs Ponies in tiie 
lead with ia field goal but Lee and 
Stadum counted baskets and the 
locals never lost the lead. The 
Prowler hoop hawks displayed 
their best offense ;to give the Prow- 
lers a 13 to 3 lead at the quarter. 

Warren did a right about face in 
the second quarter to dominate 
plays but fell short of overtaking 
the Lee proteges. The Ponies 
scored ten points to the locals 
three to remain on the short end 
of a 16 to 13 scor- at the halt 

The Leemen regained their bear- 
ings in tiie- third stanza to run up 
a 25-17 advantage. 

Both teams called On all their 
(Continued on page 8) ; 

Nine delegates from Pennington 
county braved the cold weather on 
Saturday fcrenoon and drove to 
Mahnomen to attend the district 
convention "of the Farmer Labor 
party. All of the c:unties were re- 
presented by two or more dele- 

Rev. John Flint of Underwood, 
and Sam Hauge of Bagley were 
elected to represent the district on 
the state committee. George Hagen 
of Crookston was elected chairman 
and Verner Nelson secretary of the 
Xinth District committee. 

Among those from Pennington 
county who attended, were: Fred 
Lorentson. L. A. Nelson. Einer Jen- 
son. Herman Kios. John Swanson. 
O. M. -Mandt, J. V. Hoffman and Ben 

Senator Nye Will Speak 
At Mid-Winter Show 

Winter Shows officials have an- 
nounced Senator Gerald P. Wye as 
one of the principal, speakers dur- 
ing the ■forthcomiixe Northwest 
School Farmers' Week and Red 
River Valley Winter Shows. Sen- 
ator Nye will speak Wednesday ev- 


A. 3L Senstad, County Auditor, 

Says Greater Care Than Before 

Host Be Taken 

Attention of all Old Age Assist- 
ance recipients and of all relatives 
and friends of Old Age Assistance 
recipients who are assisting these 
aged people in handling Old Age 
Assistance checks is called! to the 
fc-llowing instructions now printed 
on the back of all Old Age Assist- 
ance checks thru the office of A. ii. 
Senstad, county auditor. j 
. He states: "This check must De 
indorsed in ink or indelible pencil 
en the line below by the person in 
whose favor it is drawn and ihe 
name must be spelled exactly as it 
L~ on th e face of the check. 

"If endorsement is made by 
mark ' (i) it must be witnessed by 
2 persons who can write, giving 
their .nlace of residence in full. 

"One half of each Old Age As- 
sistance check is Federal \ Money 
an« the Federal government re- 
nuires that the endorsement con- 
form to the instructions as;QuoLcd. 

"For the information; of all Old 
Age Recipients and all persons 
handling these checks we wish to 
make it known that the Old Age 
Assistance check will "not be cash- 
ed unless the endorsement, con- 
form c to the instructions. ; 

"The -January payment of. Old 
Are Assistance will b e made dur- 
ing the latter half of this week and 
we realize that the instructions in 
regard to endrrseraents'is new and 
may cause a littl? hardship this 
first month; nevertheless (the en-' 
dorsements on Old Age Assistance 
must be in proper form in order 
to get the check* cashed as this of- 
fice is checked by both the State 
Agency and" Federal auditors." - 

National Rifle Expert 
Will Be Here Monday 


Numero'us Meetings Will 

Be Held in Penningtoii 

Next Week 

County Agent's Office — 
Sponsors All Conferences 

Douglass Reports That 

1937 Program Is Much 

Lake Last Year's 

Dr. Emmett O. Swanson, dis- 
tinguished rifleman and pistol ex- 
pert, ; member of International 

,» —, o*™ ,.«.«««», eT-,?™ 11 - 8 ! 1 !,^ R J?, e ^i™ 5 ' - an * 

ening, February 10, on the relation- h ^! der °? 11 tl f° Y°,^ d \, champion- 

ship of the munitions industry to 
world peace. His work as chair- 
man of the Senate Munitions In- 
vestigation Committee has been 
the subject of widespread interest 
throughout .the nation. 

The American people arp anxious 
to contribute their full share to- 
wards the peace and good will a- 
mong nations. Senator Nye's ad- 
dress will therefore focus attention 
on this important problem, and as- 
sist the people of the Red River 
Valley in forming sound" judgments 
with respect to "national policy. 

Senator Ny e 'has (been s member 
of the United States Senate since 
1£>25. His home is at Cboperstown, 
North Dakota, where -he was form- 
erly . editor and manager 'of the 
Grigg, County Sentinel-Courier. 

Other 'leading speakers who will 
appear on '4he program during the 
week include: Mr. D.- M. ladd, G- 
man in charge of the Chicago office 
of the Federal Bureau of Investiga- 
tion; Dean W. C. Coffey, University 
Farm; Mrs. Bess "Wilson, Mannea- 
poHs;, Professor -LeRoy Arnold, of 
Hamline- University; Miss Esther 
Thompson, director of womenTs 
work. University of Manitoba* 
■Winnipeg; Dr. F. J. Alway; Profes- 
sors W. H. Alderman. J. B. Fitch 
E. F. Perrm, P. A. Anderson, R. C 
Rose, A. Q. Tolaas, A. J. Sclrwantes, 
T. A. Erickson, A. J. Krttleson 
Miss Amy Weasel, and L P. Zim- 
merman, all of University Farm; 
Ralph "Wayne, Meeker county 
agent, and Irving J. Clinton, aecre- 

ships, will be at the Masonic hall 
in our city Monday evening: at 7:30 
p.-m. He will be accompanied by 
Captain George Kuch and Chris 
Larsen. two pistol experts.- 

Dr. Swanson will speak under 
the auspices of the Thief River 
Rifle club, on rifle shooting in this 
country and Europe. He will also 
demonstrate some of the fine points 
ot the game, using some of the 
rifles of his very fine collection. 
Dr. Swanson is a dentist by pro- 
fession and follows rifl e and pistol 
shooting as a hobby. He has shot 
in many matches throughout the 
world", principally in this country 
and Europe. H e is.president of the 
Minnesota Rifle and Revolver as- 
sociation. . 

Captain Geo. Kuch, Is the secre- 
tary of the state association and 
chief of The First National Bank 
police of Minneapolis. H& will 
demonstrate the use of the hand 
guns. He holds many '■ records 
with these weapons. Caipt Kuch 
will show pictures of interest to 
local rifle shooters. 

Chris Larsen i R a pistol expert 
with -the U, S. Dept ot Immigra- 
tion and is well known in North- 
ern Minnesota. The public is in- 
vited to attend this meeting and It 
Is expected that members of near- 
by rifle clubs will be present. 

Inrmedlatelv after the speaking 
and* demonstrations the Thief Riv- 
er Rifle club will hold its annual 
meeting, j Officers will be elected 
for the comimr year, activities of 
the past year reviewed, and plans 

The 1937 Soil Conservation Pro- 
gram will be explained to the fans. 
ers in Pennington County . . next . 
week, state 3 R, M. Douglass, conn- ■ 
ty agent; The 1937 program is a- 
long the line of the 1936 progras*u 

In order to be sure that each 
producer understands the 193T 
program the county committee 
urges them to attend the meetiae 
for their township,. At these meet- 
ings community committees will 
be elected to administer the pro- - 
gram for 1937. The county allot- 
ment committee or the county ag- 
ent will be present at these meet- 
ings to explain the 1937 program. 

The following is a schedule cf 
meetings to be held: _. 
i Monday, Jan. 18 — North, ThieC 
River Falls courthouse at 2 p. m.; 
River Falls- and Black River, St. 
Hilaire hall, 2 p. m. , 

.Tuesday, Jan. 19 — Silverton, £i 
Thief River Falls courthouse at s- 
P- m- 

Wednesday, Jan. 20 — Goodrid^e 
and Cloverleaf at Mavie school at 
2 p. m.; Rocksbury at Thief River 
Falls court house at 2 p m. 

Thursday. Jan. 21 — -Sanders at 
Thief Kiver Falls court house at 
2 p. m.; Smiley and Kratka, at 
Smiley hall at 2 p. m; 

Friday. ' Jan. 22 — Hickory and 
Deer Park at River Valley cream- ■ - 
ery at 2 p. m.; Bray and Polk 
Centre at St. Hilaire hall, at 2 i>. 
m.; Nord = n and Xumedal at TMef 
River Falls court houses at 2 p. nu 

Saturday. Jan. 23 — Star and Rei- 
ner at Dahlen £ch:-c! at 2 p. in.; 
Hi^hlzndingat Vaughan s'hool at 

p. m.; Mayfield and Vs'yandotte at 
Bruggeman school at 2 p. m. 

Farmers cooperation- will receive 
diversion payments which will De 
paid] en any land seeded- to su-ass- 
beipw their soil depleting base 
their farm. These payments ' 
will be. about 10 per cent less than 
in 1936. In the- 1937 program there 
will be no payment for flax plant- 
ed, but since diversion payments 
arc about the same as flax ' pay- 
ments this will not make a great 
deal of difference to the farmers 
in this county. Some building on 
new needing payments will be paid 
for at the same rate as in 193S;.It 
is the plan of the committee that 
each farm operator will know be-- 
fore April 1st exactly how much." 
money he can earn on his farm by 
cooperation in this program, and 
just what should be done to earii 
these payments." 


Orlando Lillo* of Fosstjon .has 
been engaged a<; the radii service- 
man at the A. & T. Home Furnish- 
ings. Mr. Lillo 'has seven year's ex- 
perience in his line of work and 
comes highly recommended. He 
will assume- his duties Saturday. 

tary-manager of the- Meeker county laid for 1937. Lunch will be served 
rural electrification project. l after this meeting. 

Day and Melby Appointed 
To Many Committees 

Important committee assign- 
ments were given W. E. Day and J. 
O. Melby, representatives -from this 
legislative distrtct^at the' state le- . 
gislature. Each of them receivadl 
eight committee assignments. All 
Farmer-Labor representatives re- 
ceived a liberal number of commit- 
tee "memberships. 

Mr. Day is chairman of the com- 
mittee, on dairy products and live- , 
stock; H5 R other committees are: 
Committee of Appropriations; Com- 
mittee of Civil Administration; 
Committee of Game and Fish; Com. 
mittee of Insurance; Committee of 
Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicle 
tax laws; Committee of Public Do- 
main; and JCommfttee of Taxes and 
Tax Laws. V 

Mr. Melby is chairman of thV 
Committee on Municipal affairs. 
Hi* other committees are: Commit- 
tee of Banks and Banking; Com- 
mittee of Commerce, Manufacture, 
and Retail Trade; Committee of In- 
surance; Oomnrittee ot Liquor Con- 
trol; Committee of Public Healtli 
and Hospitals;, Committee of Tele- 
phones and Telegraphs; and Com- 
mittee of* Towns and Counties. 


Roseau Grafton, N. Dak. Badger 
Ross Larimore, N. D., new Warroad 
Stephen Newf olden Mcintosh 

Thief River Falls ! \ „_Greenbush 

Crookston New York Mills Warren 

L.B. Hartz Stores 

We Guarantee Lowest Average Prices 


East Grand Forks Bandette 

St. Thomas, N. D. Williams 

Karlstad : Fosston 

Kennedy Shelly Bemidji ' 

Argyle,; nevr Goodridge, neitf 


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Tf ri-County Forum 

A Continuation^ the Tldef River Falls Forum 

Published Each Thursday by the 


Citizens State Bank Bid?. 
Thief -River Foils, Minnesota 

J.. H. ULYAJT, EdItor-3Ianager 

Subscription $1.50 per year in the United States 

Entered as Second Class matter April 27th, 1932 at 

. the post office 1 at Thief River Falls, Minnesota, 

and re-entered ;u)tider new title at same office on 

February 21, 19361 under Act of Congress of March 

3, 1897. ; » 


Governor Elmer/Benson's inaugural message 
last week leaves no doubt that he intends to keep 
the Minnesota Farmer-Latoor party in the forefront 
as a standard bearer. of the progressive wing of na- 
tional politics. His message began with an attack 
on the shortcoming of private industry .which, he 
said,- "has given ample pr^of of its inability to sup- 
ply even our most elementary social and economic 
needs." H e believes that there must be a new ap- 
proach through government for social and economic 
welfare, policies advocated by the Farmer-Labor 
program. ft 

To begin this approach, he recommends some 
sixty measures for social welfare, ventures in State 
ownership, regulation of business and reform. He 
swings his program on a series of'tax increases aim- 
ed at business, industry, Incomes and estates, which 
have not carried their shar e of the burden in the 
past. These would fall with especial severity on the 
iron-mining companies. Gross earnings taxes on 
railroads, telephone companies and other utilities 
would be sharply increased. 

He would "liberalize" old-age assistance grants 
and have the State take over the county shares; in- 
crease unemployment compensation benefits; raise 
pay of State employes, and pay in full the State 
school aid, which heretofore has been pro-rated in 
accordance with only a partial appropriation. 

In the national field Governor Benson urges the 
Frazier-Lemke Farm Refinancing Bill, legislation 
guaranteeing the farmer .cost of production, crop 
. insurance, the Benson-Amlie Youth Bill and" the 
Frazier-Lundeen Social Security Bill. 

In general, the governor's message shows that 
he is "a chip of the old block". He minces no words 
and proposes to carry the Farmer-Labor porgram 
into being as far as it is permissible. The policies 
of the late Floyd B. Olson will he the guiding rules 
for Benson's administration and it bodes well for 
the Farmer-Labor party which received such an 
overwhelming endorsement at the election mainly 
because of its progressive platform and list of can- 
didates that pledged themselves to enact it into the 
state's statutes. 

"While it is apparent that many of the proposals 
cannot be enacted at the present session of the leg- 
islature because the conservative senate appears to 
have declared war on the governor's program, it is 
interesting to note if the senate proceeds to stop 
the program and put it up to the people again tw> 
years hence. 

agreement with the Steel Trust in preventing any 
higher taxation than before as the account is not 
marked advertising nor is there any signature by 
the Steel Trust. 

The iron ore industry has always complained of 
tod much taxation whether they really paid any or 
net. It is most natural that they want to howl he- 
fore anything bifes, and for that reassn not much 
heed need 'be given to their wail. 

W e support a heavy tax on the iron or e of the 
state, in fact as heavy as the industry will bear. 
After the iron ore has been removed from the state 
there wilt be nothing to tax in the territories where 
the mines hav e been depleted. The vast stretches 
of land thus rendered useless will never bring any 
revenue to the state, in fact, the state will have to 
spend large funds to make them enduratole for the 
people to look at. 

Minnesota's government was in the hands of the 
lumber kings in the early history of the state. They 
did as they pleased with our forests and left us no- 
thing but a waste of unsightly cut-over land. The 
lumber industry paid little or no tax so .when the 
forests were gone we had nothing to reforest the 
cut-over land" with as no funds were available unless 
we taxed other Industries in the Btate. 

If Minnesota then doesn't want to repeat the 
catastrophe of our depleted forests, the state better 
tax the iron ore industry while It is here. If the 
tax is too heavy our resources will remain in our 
state, but that'will not be true if only the tax now 
proposed by Gov. Benson is enacted. What we must 
look out for. -Is that we will not b e sitting with an 
empty sack when the bird has flown. 

The Capitol News Review 

: 1— : s - — By A. 1. UARRIS 

Editorial comments toy the con- 
servative-dailies on .-the inaugural 
address of Governor Benson indi- 
cate, quite clearly that at least the 
principle of social security is now 
accepted as a goal towards which 
we must striva .... 

The entire burden of the Govern- 
or's message wa, that g:vernment 
must becom ft the guarantor of so- 
cialism or communism. 'Matter of 
fact, liberal political thought which 
(bore -no relationship whatever to 
either of the above : governmental 
theories, nevertheless wa s labelled 
i'bolshevism »hy the -large newspap- 
ers .... 

Thus, when -cne reads in the ed- 
itorial column of the SL Paul Pio- 
neer Press: '•-Minnesota is embark- 
ed on a program of social legisla- 
tion. In. Governor Benson it will 
not want for an aggressive advo- 
cate. He has the merit of sincer- 
ity. It should not foe the wish of 
any one to throw obstacles in the 
-line of elected progress, but rather 
it should he .the 'general resolution 
,-to cooperate to the end that these 
things shall proceed along construe 
five and effective 'lines." The signs 
Of progress are indeed healthy 

The Minneapolis Journal does 
not quarrel with the Governor's 
promise that the people now regard 
government as the guarantor of 
social and economic Justice and se- 

curity. "If it is possible to give 
R uch a guaranty and'- make it good," 
it says,;"there will indeed toe a new 
era for humanity. The Govern- 
ment ha3 indeed assumed ^reat ob- 
ligations, hut there is a limit to 
possible accomplishment.".... 

There is. an almost complete ab- 
sence of bitter and extravagant in- 
vective, which perhaps would have 
been the case had not the people's 
decision at the polls on November 
3 been so decisive and the mandate 
so clear. The editors pojnt out 
that Governor Benson's program 
cannot he realized in -all of its ob- 
jectives '^because of the expense in- 
volved," and even though one may 
disagree with that claim, the ap- 
proach is at least sane -and valid. 
Governor Benson contends that it be realized through a tax upon 
wealth, In which contention he 
claims to have the opinion of tax 
experts. ; . . . 

It may toe that the newspapers 
have learned th e lesson that you 
cannot obstruct the onward march 
of human progress toy calling 
names; it'may toe that they realize 
that if the present syBtem is to be 
perpetuated it must toe able to 
guarantee security for the masses. 
Whichever it? Is, we are progress- 

Farmer-Labar party would require 
all lobbyists to register their 
names, the firms or groups they re- 
present, compensation received, 
and the nature of legislation they 
desire to promote or prevent. A 
bill of this kind ha s been introduc- 
ed in the House of Representatives 
Carl East void,- Ortonville. and in 
the Senate by Senator -Gearge Sieg- 

el. St. Paul 

: In the -legislative sessions of the- 
past the people have had no reli- 
able way of knowing, to what ex- 
tent their elected representatives, 
were influenced bv the paid lobby- 
ists'. The new bill, if it becomes 
law, will enable the people to form 
a clear idea of what interests are 
influencing proposed laws, and" 
whether or not these interests are 
working against the public good. 

Governor Benson set a precedent 
when he wore a plain business suit 
instead of formal garb at .the pub- 
lic reception in the state capitol 
rotunda. The Governor desired 
that all citizens, regardless of their, 
attire, should feel at ease. 

Although Governor ; Benson ap- 
peared as a critic of the economic 
system- which in the past has per- 
mitted want and suffering in the 
midst of potential" plenty, he pro- 
posed legal measures which would 
eliminate" the abuse's; of this sys- 
tem and reform it, if: it can toe re- 

formed. In other words, he threw 
a challenge to the defenders of i the 
status quo by declaring in effect: . . 

"All right. We will continue 
with your system. We will endeav- 
or to make it fit human needs. If 
it can lit human; needs then we 
have, no further criticism to make 
of It, for, afLer all, our primary 
problem is ono of obtaining human 
happiness. If the system cannot 
fit human needs no matter how al- , 
of thi s state and nation have a " 
right to become aware of this fact 
in order that their thinking may 
be alcng lines not or reformation 
in the future but of fundamental 

The messagp of Governor Benson 
was specific and all-embracing. He 
told the- legislators not only what 
could be done but how it could be 
done: by memorializing Congress, 
by proposing general legislation, 
'by suggesting possible constitu- 
tional amendments and toy specific 
Iawg which would enable the state 
of Minnesota to undertake activi- 
ties in the field of human welfare 
now" denied. p- 

Evelyn Walsh McLean of Wash- 
ington, D. C, again made the front 
page headlines. . . This time with 
a $50,000 party which she threw on 
New Year's Eve. The last one she" 
threw was just before the depres- 

One of the bills sponsored toy the 


Senator George W. Norris of Nebraska said re- 
cently "electricity will prohahly do more than any 
other on e thing" to stop migration from the farm to 
the city. 

"Farm life should he attractive as well as prof- 
itable," the veteran statesman said. "It must be 
made more attractive than it is now if jwe are to 
stop the migration from the farm to the|City. 

"The rural electrification act passed byjthe last 
congress is a step in thi s direction, but the farmer 
should realize that in making this step,, he is met 
with the same opposition the municipalities, have 
met in trying to get electricity at a cost it is pos- 
sible for the consumers to pay." J 

Electricity, he said, should be "supplied to our 
people without any | person or private corporation 
making a profit out of its generation, transmission 
or distribution." 

"Since the passage of the act private power 
companies have undertaken to go into the privileges 
of the act, and build some transmission lines into 
the most thickly settled portion of and given dis- 
trict with a view of making it impossible for a largo 
portion of the farmers ... to enjoy the privileges 
of that act." 1 

Norris said the act was not perfect and he 
"rather expected" amendments would* be necessary. 

The Washington Commentator 



People who head President Roosevelt's mes- 
sage to Congress at the opening of the seventy-fifth' 
session last wec-k generally seem much satisfied at; 
the progressive attitude maintained by the 'Presi- 
dent for the S ECond term as the nation's executive. 

"While the message dealt only in generalities,; 
still there were terms that were definite enough to 1 
show that President Roosevelt intends to keep on 
the- path of changing a large number of inequities 
still found in the American system. 

■ The most encouraging part of the message was 
that which called on the supreme court to conform 
its opinions according t the needs of the times. Tht 
president saw no need for a constitutional amend- 
ment to give congres s the power to legislate on the 
proposals for the needs of the nation. He claimed 
th e powers were there and that th e only need was 
that the supreme court Interpret the laws in the 
sense it should. ; In other Words, President Roosevelt 
asked" the court to modernize itself, not to interpret 
the laws in the (Sense the court did 150 years- ago. 

The closing- part of his message, a direct chal- 
lenge to the court, reads: | 

"The United States of America, within it- 
self, must continue the tas-klof making democ- : 
racy succeed. ; j 

"In that task the legislative branch of our gov- 
ernment will, I lam confident, continue to meet the 
demands of democracy whether they relate to the 
. curbing of abuses, th e extension of help to those 
who need help, r the better -"balancing of our inter- 
dependent economies. 

"So, too. the executive branch of the govern- 
ment must move forward In this task, and, at the 
same time, provide better management for admlnisr 
trative action of all kinds. 

"The judicial Dranch also is asked by th e people 
to do itg part in making democracy successful. We 
do not ask the courts to call non-existent powers 
into being, but:we have a right to expect that con- 
ceded powers or those legitimately implied shall be 
made effective instruments for the common good. 
"The proces a of our democracy must not be 
imperiled by the -denial of essential powers of 
free government. 

"Your task and mine is not ending with the end 
of the degression. Th e people f the United ^States 
have made it clear that they expect n s to continue 
our active effort s in behalf of their peaceful ad-- 


The far-flung emergency conservation work pro- 
gram sponsored by the federal government has re- 
sulted in the- expenditure of more than $55,000,000 
in Minnesota alone since the spring of 1933, the 
third biennial report" of the state Department of 
Conservation reveals. Minnesota, although ranking 
but eighteenth in population, held seventh place in 
expenditure or federal funds for conservation pur- 
poses the report states. j 

On that date 45,000 enrolees and 5,000 super- 
visory and technical employees had secured" employ- 
ment in national forest, state forest, state park, soil 
conservation" service, and United States biological 
survey CCC camps. It is estimated thai; $27,000,000 
of the total federal expenditures was demoted to im- 
provements directly under the supervision of the 
state Department of Conservation. ! " 

'The past two years have witnessed greater 
strides in the advancement of the cause of construc- 
tive conservation along all lines- than any similar 
period in the state's history," the report states. "The 
work actually accomplished has advanced by many 
decade s the state's program for' the intensive man- 
agement of Its conservation and resoratlon needs 
and has furnished a basis on which future long time 
requirements may be planned." 

The future of our state depends on conserving 
out natural resources to the utmost. We must take 
a lesson from tne. past and prepare that we Iceep 
for the future what is possible and assist in making 
It as pleasant for futur e generations "as conditions 
will warrant so we cannot be charged with any 
gros B negligence as we charge some of our fore- 
fathers, especially the lumber barons. 

Stopping fTraffic Fatalities 

The ponce department of one of 
our larger cities had the bright 
idea^ some years toacK, of sutoje^t- 
ing all its memtoers to an intelli- 
gence test. It proposed, by tuis 
method, t» select, scientifically, for 
the Idiffer'ent nositions in the de- 
partment, the men toest fitted to 
occupy them. 

.! . . Tnough it is possible that 
ibehind this expressed purpose, 
there" lurked another reason — to 
prove, convincingly, once and for 
all, that the appellation, "dumb 
cop", theretofore applied toy the 
populace with cheerful impartial- 
ity to all the flat-footed gentlemen 
in blue, rested wholly, on preju- 

But as to this second objective — 
If Itjwas an objective— (the distress- 
ing truth muBt cut that the experi- 
ment turned out rather dismally. 
For i the test showed that the aver- 
age; I. Q. of the police officers of 
the city equalled that of a .twelve- 
year old child; and it quite failed 
tto point to any likelihood that 
mental development above the necK 
inevitably followed generous phys- 
ical! development below the ankles. 

Not that the foregoing lias any- 
thing to do with the subject which 
is ^hereinafter discussed, namely 
"Stopping Traffic Fatalities". It 
was merely that the column had to 
have a beginnine of some sort and 
thelatoove seemed as good, as any 
— though, incidentally, it does hap- 
pen that enforcement of the traffic 
laws is generally in the hands of 
the J police. 

would be maintained a detailed re- 
cord of the behavior of each motor 
yehicle licensed by the State. Not 
•only would all traffic violations 
with which the authorities had 
dealt be noted; but anyone seeing 
a car operated in a reckles^ or mr 
competent manner, or guilty of a 
law violation, ^ould mall a com- 
plaint to the central bureau, giv- 
ing license numtoer and essential 
facts of the offense. The central 
bureau would thereupon post the 
information on the record card of 
that particular automotoile. 

It was not the proponent's 
thought that such complaints 
R hould b e actionatole. Its sole pur- 
pose would be -gradually to build 
up a record n n each motor vehicle. 
Thus there would Pile up, little by 
little, against the habitually care- 
less or reckless driver,, a damning 
history of dangerous conduct be- 
hind the wheel. 

. Supplied with. a. copy of the cen- 
tral bureau's record on each of- 
fender, a judge trying traffic cas- 
e q would know precisely how to 
deal with each violator. If It ap- 
peared that the motorist toefore 
him was usually careful, but had 
toeen guilty of a momentary lapse, 
an admonition and a small fine 
would probably be sufficient. But 
if the record indicated that the 
offender wag a "highway maniac", 
the judge, with the facts, before 
him, could take adequate measures 
to protect the putojic. . 





Some of the daily newspapers of th e state last 
week carried a two-page article in large type de- 
voted to the defense of the Iron ore industry against 
any more taxation than in the past. Looking at the; 
article It appears that the publishers are in' full 

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"The mountains will be in latoor; an ahsurd 
mouse will be born".— Horace. 

And this is what happened to the great Red 
Menace of America in the recent election. Yon re- 
member how the mountain groaned — the HJana Fish 
investigations, the Blanton loyalty oath, the flutter- 
ings of the dear D. A. R.j .ladies, that rash of "crim- 
inal syndicalism'' laws, vigilante committees and" all 
the fearsome out/breaks of Communist and collective 
phobia? i 

Well, the official vote for President on Nov. 3 
revealed that out of nearly 46 million votes. Com- 
munist Browder received 80,096; Socialist Thomas, 
187,342; Socialist Labor *^iken, 12,793 votes. A total 
of 280,231 "red" voters, j compared with nearly 28 
million liberal Rooseveltjan s and nearly 17 million 
conservative LandohitesJ . Why, even Mr. Lemke's 
hastily improvised! Union party^ received 892,713 
votes, or nearly four times the left-wingers* total. 

In San Diego county, where. the total vote went 
well beyond 90,000,! Browder got a hare 524. Esco 
U. Richardson, the j Communist candidate for cqn- 
gresp, got 895 votes and perhaps half of that was 
due to the publicitylhe got wbm he was attacked by^ 
a moto in El Centre. j . 

This indicates .what we have suspected for a 
long time. The "red" gcare is something of a rack- 
et concocted) by certain professional patriots to ex- 
ploit fear as a means of revenue. 

..! The election returnsjplayed the deuce with their 
game. — From San Diego Sun. 

Atoout a year ago, the whole - 
country, it seemed, succumbed to 
a widespread epidemic of' safety 
campaigns. There was militant 
determination that the traffic toll 
for ; the year then just 'beginning 
was to be reduced to a figure sub- 
stantially lower than that of pre- 
vious years. 1936 was to be a 
"safety year"! 

And so, safety experts scuttled 
about lecturing wherever they 
could find a hall and an audience; 
radio safety orators divided time 
with giggling Ed Wynn and yodel- 
ingj Kate Smith; free schools in 
R afe driving were conducted by the 
authorities, while newspapers gave 
generous publicity to the propa- 

One^snch newspaper, The Wash- 
ington Evening Star, conducted a 
safety campaign of its own. It 
(furnished, free safety pledges to 
its | readers. Upon f signing the 
pledge, promising to drive careful- 
ly, ithe motorist received in ex- 
change a sticker, for his windshield, 
"Safe Driver". 

Just how many signed such 
pledges and received their stick- 
ersj\ your commentator does not 
know. But he feels reasonatoly 
sure that they were signed only by 
those who were careful anyway, 
pledge or no pledge. He is very 
certain that few of those who ha- 
bitually drove in a dangerous or 
reckless manner signed the pledge; 

In other words, like all similar 
campaigns it was a dismal failure 
in jthat it was precisely those 
whom it should have reached that 
it aid not reach — the dangerous 
but relatively small minority 
which is responsible for most of 
the traffic accidents. 

However, the proponent of the 
'plan believes that:it R effectiveness 
would not He only: in the means it 
would thus give the courts of 
singling out and removing perman- 
ently from behind; the wheel the 
dangerous drivers. He urges that 
such motorists, aware that with ev- 
ery demonstration of recklessness 
they are building up a damning re- 
cord against themselves, would 
eventually, through knowledge of 
this, . restrain their dangerous im- 

The Evening Star asked it« read- 
ers to suggest methods of reduc- 
ing traffic mishaps. Of the many 
(letter which thus came in, a num- 
ber were published each day. 

But with one notable exception, 
the readers had nothing new to of- 
fer! They made nn suggestions 
other, than to urge more . severe 
penalties, stricter law enforce- 
ment, and a continuous campaign 
to (make the motoring public more 
safety-conscious. "\ 

But this was a program *)n which 
the authorities, of their own voli- 
tion, had already embarkea. Nor 
may it fairly be fi aid that-^Ehey did 
not earnestly try to carry put the 

Yet, behold the result! An all- 
time high of 37,000 killed! Even 
ini» the mentalities of twelve-year 
olds, the truth can hardly fail to 
penetrate - — .that the methods they 
are using fall far short of solving 
the protolem. 

For practical purposes, it may 
he said, that all motorists would 
thus be constantly! under the eyes 
of the authorities.: . . A measure 
which is too extreme, some may 
maintain. However, those to whom 
last year's 37,000 killed were near 
and dear, may not think „o! 

Secret of Long Life? 

This excerpt from the Free Press 
Prairie Parmer, of Winnipeg, per- 
haps furnishes a solution to our re-' 
lief problem, and all other prob- 
lems confronting a nation which 
ha s so much to eat that its people 

"Edmonton, Dec. 26. — Patriarch- 
al beards and other evidences of 
long life become commonplace in 
this province of wheat, weeds and 
wonderful vegetation, if a plan to 
be submitted toy Dr. Edwin Baird, 
scientist and explorer, to provinci- 
al agricultural authorities is ac- 
cepted and proves correct. 

"Fresh from the high Himalayas 
and remote corners of Thibet, 
wher e he discovered the 'lost tribe,' 
whose diet consisted mostly -jof 
weeds and fodder, Dr. Baird arriv- 
ed in Edmonton to confer with the 
provincial government. Ihis tribe, 
he otoBerved, consisted of many men 
and women well past the century 
mark, who agreed it was weeds and 
other vegetation commonly- regard- 
ed as useless which were respon- 
sible for their exceptional life 

"Toying with this idea, Dr. Baird 
had a theory which uncovers the 
■long-life secret, and this secret ii 
the eating of proper vegetation, 
much of which. is now regarded'as 
worthless weeds. 

"His wife and co-explorer, Dr. 
Jill Crosley-Batt, O. B. E., said th=- 
common Russian thistle which in- 
fests this province, has consider- 
able medicinal value, yet farmers 
trample it under foot. \^ 

"Dr. Baird will remain in Ed- 
monton for some time conferring 
with the provincial government ov- 
er his plan, it was stated bv Dr. 

"Dr. Bair^ is a medical doctor 
from the University of Edinburgh. 
His wif R is a Bachelo- of Arts- 
from Oxford university, a Doctor of 
Science from the University of 
London. Collaborating in their re- 
spective fields of medicine and bio- 
chemistry, they have issued a book, 
*Th fi Elixir of Life,' which compris- 
es their theories as to attainment 
of the toest physical, mental, and 
spiritual life. 

"In Alberta, they hope to confer 
with the University of Alberta and* 
provincial government officials on 
their theories for 'the use of plants 
and weeds for food and medicine." 

Some Bright Remarks 

Maybe some of these days some 

of these scientists will discover a 
medicine that's good for what ails 
our system, by fcoling around with 
some of these worthless weeds. 

Maybe we could feed all the un- 
employed by shooing them off the 
streets of th e cities and getting 
them to clean up the roadsides by 
simply gating oft* the vegetation. 
They could gradually work their 
way south for the winter and back 
north for the summer. 

Maybe toy the time we got to be 
a hundred life would toe worth liv- 
ing to be a hundred. So far, the 
primary cause of death in the low- 
er ages is because there's no in- 
ducement to live a long: life,— it's 
just a prolongation of misery. 

Anyway, what's the argument for 
a long life? Some of the most ap- 
preciated things are short A 1 good 
speech last only thirty minutes — 
never longer; and usually, the 
.shorter it is,, the better it is. A. 
great'r poem is never long. Then, 
why a long life? One of the most' 
pitiful things of the modern scene 
is John D. Rockefeller trying to. 
coddle himself to the century 
mark, his age of usefulness long 
ago past. Why does he hang a- 
round? Merely to live tn be a hun- 
dred. On the other hand, Foe, a 
drunken, half-starved poet, if you' 
remember, died at the age of 33. 
There is no comparison, between 
the two men. Comparison in such 
a case would be odious. 

Here's a suggestion: why -not 
place all those who wish to live to 
he a hundred, on a diet of weeds. 
They could make pseudo-spinach, 
-lettuce, -cabbage, -sauer kraut, 
-greens — in fact, the variety is end- 
less.' Th e rant* of some weeds re- 
semble the potato in appearance. 
Perhaps the palate could be cajol- 
ed into believing they were pota- 
toes, and another little wrinkle 
would be ironed out. 

Just-to keep the record straight, 
the present scribe doesn't wish to . 
live to be a hundred. He would 
rather eat good? solid food and die 
young, rather than deprive the 
Rockefellers of their weed diet. 

An edifying sight would he a 
group n f emaciated capitalists bus- 
ily clearing a road-dump of vege- 
tation, alon'g with their comrades, 
the grasshoppers. -In fact, the com- 
parison is not far-fetched, because 
both are parasites on the human 

Without stretching the truth a 
bit, we might say that we think Dr. 
Baird has something there. 


Where Will the Standpat End His Course? 


■Possibly a germ of the solution 
Jr [to he found ' In the letter of the 
man who is mentioned above as an 

No suggested establishment of a 
State central bureau In which 


■ i 






_ Th . e . lar 2 est single item in the 
r're^id-nc'- budget for th e netr lis- 
• ai year is one and one-half bil- 
lons for relief requirements. The 
-i-conti largest item is 9Sl millions 
•:'or national defenseJ Three dol- 
ors to light on the economic hang- 
over resukin^ from the last war; 
■ a '° uollars 10 2Pjard against bein- 
uraivn into another world-wide con 

Maybe th 

a boa: 


old . 

vers? an 

iL-uera; zovern- 
ii" a;d ir-m 
lo vv-ill have been 
Llley IS mon;hs or 
■: has the settlers 
zroiiy a;r. And 
blame :h£Ei. Not 
:•'<!= to go to Alas- 
!!_.-___ in. ,f he first plate; now that 
-.-;-■->-■>_•= :h=re. v-hy r;ii B ha=te to cut 
::i»m off tr.e relief lists'.' Until ti.e 
-JTvrniTient nroves beyond argu- 
— •:-nt that the col _ny can be made 
-=!i-=uppor:ins. it's" certainiy 
.~trt> c-hing matters to shift the re- 
sponsibility on the colonists. 

cent of the car's original value, 
with a 10 per cent depreciation al- 
lowed the sec:nd year, loiper cent 
thereafter. I. ; j i 

If what we hear can be accepted 
a s unbiased truth. Glenn: Prank's 
ouster as president of the U. of 
Wisconsin is the result of a con- 
flict in -views between Dr; Frank 
and soma of the regents. He is be- 
2ns accused of too muctt ! conser- 
vatism to suit those with : liberal 
ideas. Yet somehow that ; doesn't 
make sense, for when Dr. Prank 
was app:inted in 1925. Wisconsin 
conservatives had an attack .of 
shivers br-cause they regarded him 
as too liberal. Of course i. he may 
have changed. O.- perhaps they 
did. Anyway. th P only thing defin- 
ite seems tc be that wh-:n ;h:s con- 
tract expires -in June. Dr.; Frank 
will ma!.e a change. So much ibr 1 
hi finer education in riie neighbor- 
hood, i ! 

from the south. ["But doggone it," 

as the printer's; devil says, "us 
n-rtherners sure raised heck with 
'em at i-obkout: ^Mountain." Or 
aid w^e? : j 

Although much important busi- 
niSd lay ahead, j, house members 
took time out en opening day to 
chuck some U,00i> bills into the hop- 
per, an average ; of nearly 5 bills 
per member. And" speaking of 
mils, the No. 1 hcuse bill both last 
yiar and in 1935 was the Patman 
bill to pay off the soldiers bonus. 
This year H. R. JNo. 1 is a bill to 
require a national referendum oe- 
ior P war can be (declared. An un- 
usual cqincidenci-, but maybe the 
bills should follow each pother at 
that. ■ ." ' | 

The budget snbmit- 
:ed to the legislature fbr the nest 
jTienniun: can be met. says Paul 
/las muss en, state budget director, 
if taxes on the mining companies 
ire increased, if income and inher- 
ftance taxes are boosted, and if the 
--tat^ gasoline tax is nudged an- 
other ' cent, "if may be ; a big 
*»ord at times, but something tells 
us thi^ - isn't -He of the times. 

Ait2i?ugh the pact signed by 
Great Britain and Italy a few 
weeks 1 ago did lessen the chances 

of an immediate war arising out of 
the Spanish revolution, there's still 
Though tension in Europe to satis- 
fy the most belligerent rocking 
chair general. The ap£xfias shift- 
ed south irem land to water as 
British ar.d French men-of-war pa- 
trol the Meditteranean. watching 
developments in Spanish Mcrocco. 
I:al:an_ sunboats are there too; 1 
v.-:i:! e in Morocco. German :engin- 
^ers vrorkfng under rebel \ leader 
..-rap.o are said to be installing 
vrtillery with sufficient range to 
"each the British fortresses at Gi- 
braltar. Let ?:n;e diplomat for- 
'■:n he gree:'s-;a bro- 
i scho:i may be oat. ' 

Dr. T3wnsend'« trial on ffiiarge-s 
of contempt of the U. S. hluse of 
representatives opens in District 
of Columbia couri,;Monaayi.'Feb. S. 
The doctor got into a legal tangle 
last summer following his; refusal 
to tesLify before the bouse commit- 
tee investigating-tHe Townsend xdo" 
age pension organization. 

Sl "ieel- 

Some claim th' strike in 
tomobiie industry is only 
er" leading up to a major strike in 
the steel industry . later ■ in the 
year. Others say that th e > motor 
strike is a thing apart from, any 
other labor trouble, that it; is the 
culmination of many year's! j griev- 
ances against the car manufactur- 
ers and their refusal to permit col-, 
lective bargaining. Strike | la j bal-; 
ance between the two, credit! Doth 
organized labor and the motor in- 
dustry with honest differences of 
opinion, admit both must make con 
cessions, anif~ you'll b e standing on 
pretty solid ground. Neither Gen- 
eral Motors nor labor can assume 
it is wholly in the right when one 
rejects reasonable demands and the 
other presses demands that go be- 
yond reason. 

One more voice [thundering praise 
or criticism a 1 the proposals con- 
tained in Gtiv. .Benson's message to 
the legislature would be just one 
too many. So this department will* 
sidestep the issue nimbly — one, 
two, three, and duck— by quoting 
th, two appraisals lie thinks were 
the least partisan' and the most. 

First, the views of Senator Me- 
Leod cf Grand Rapids, a liberal: 
"The governor's |address outlines 
i an ideal toward which we are all 
eager to strive, but unfortunatelv 
the achievement of that ideal hing"- 
es upon human c elfishness and can- 
not be arrived at by legislative ac- 
tion." Secondly, ;a word (thrice 
over) from Senator Rockn e of 
Ztrmhrota, chairman cf the finance 
committee, a conservative: "Ex- 
penditures, expenditures, and no 
economy." Take your choice, and 
if you don't like either sentiment, 
we're sorry we brought the matter 
up. ' 

a bill i: 
lion to 

e = cnea. i :i:s 
:eid an extra ; 

.- unlikely ar.v change's j 
ce in the motor vehicle ; 
- ; tor IS"." don't be too j 
out the future. In fact, j 
'ready under considers-..*: 
inge the depreciation? ■ 
nat I 1 .' per cent annual- ■ 
= e minimum has been 
bin is expecied to ■ 
■S.OOi'.CnVi each year. ; 

The posxoffice department which 
surprised itself with a small profit 
in '1935. bounced back into the red 
again last year. The gross i deficit 
was SSS.Jl6.y24. most f it account- 
ed: for. explains Postmaster General 
Farley, by the franked inail 5ent 
-ut by congressmen. prior to th£ el- 
ection. The net deticit "Incurred 
in the 'normal postal service, ren- 
dered to the" public for hir=-j'' : -ani- 
cur.ted to $16,000,000. 

.the remainder of the winter. 

Mr. . and | Mrs. s Carl ■ Gustafson 
■were week end visitors at the Pete 
Gustafson home. j 

The Misses Alma Hanson and 
Ruth Stucy visited at the Arthur 
Gustafson home Sunday. 

Miss Rings. Xikula left Sunday 
for her home in Lawler, Minn., to 
resume her teaching duties, afte--- 
havine spent her Christmas vaca- 
tion in Kiver Valley. J 

Oscar. Olson and sons Thelmer 
and Bennie and Mr. and Mrs. Gil- 
"be-rt Bremseth visited at the Gun- 
der Stromme home Sunday after- 
noon. ) 

Mr. and Mrs. Halvor Myrom and 
family. Miss Violet Monson, Jean- 
ette and Mildred Gustafson -ind 
jlr. and Mrs. Frank Lundeen were 
social callers at the O. T. Lunden' 
heme Sunday. • t 

Olaf Stoiaias and Ben Kveste mo- 
tired to Thief River Falls Monday. 

Arthur Gustafson anil Donald 
business trip to Ok- 
lee Thursday. ! 

O. M. Mai*tdt wa s a business call 
n Weckwcrth home, 
Monday afternoon. 

er i at th e Oi. 
near Hazel 


It cost Alfred | Landon almost 
twice as much not to be elected 
president of the 0. S. a, it cost 
Frankiin Rcoseveit to hold onto 
his job. Reports | filed with the 
senate campaign committee- show 
that Mr. Landon contributed $1000 
to the Republican national commit- 
tee, Mr. Roosevelt ;only $600 to the 
Democratic fund. 

Das:c rate 

2.2 per 

Strictly Old-Time 

-.: — at the — 
Sons of. Norway Hall 

_One of Gov. Benson'* first a^ts 
after taking office was to boost the 
salaries of the. stat^ game [ward- 
ens S10 a month. One of Gov. Pet- 
ersen's last acts wa^ to wrangle 
with the c:n=ervation commission. 
whir h- favored higher wages for the 
wardens. Proving, perhaps.} that 
what's one man', game may turn 
cut to be another man's ^ame war- 
dens. I - 

■ Minnesota's new congressman 
from the 3rd ; district Hfnry Tieg- 
an. is quoted: as favoring a bill to 
limit the Supreme Court's powers 
in passing on the legality cf social 
security legislation. Many who al- 
so agree feel, however, that if the 
Court's authority U to be narrow- 
ed, the change should be brought 
about iij a constituti:nal amend- 
ment and not by ,an act of con- 
gress. 'Under! our form of govern- 
ment, it woulld not be wise to let 
congress handle the brakes as well 
as the throttle. ! . . 

Fo r the- la 
ing, consult 




— Music by— ! 

Luther Haugen and! his 
Orchestra ! 

Admission 35 & 25c 

' — Always . 

l Good Time at — 

A few facts about the new cori-r 
srress. The senate is composed of 
~" Democrats. 19 Republicans. 2 
Progressives, and 2 Farmer-Labor- 
:tFs (both the latter from Minne- 
sota), lhe hou=e is composed of 
3G4 Democrats. SS Republican's, and 
12 Farmer Laborites f5 of the lat- 
ter from Minnesota). There aire 105 
newly-elected representatives, . 12 
■new senators. Fiv^. members cf 
the house are women, of whom one 
is a Republican. Mrs. % Ha ttie 'Car- 
away of Arkansas, a Democrat, is 
the only wtman senator. j 

Vi'-e President Garner. Texas. 
presides over the senate. Senator 
Tom Robinson, Arkansas, is the 
floor leader. In the house, i Rep. 
Bankhead, Alabama, is speaker; 
Rayburn of Texasr- majority] lead- 
er. The chairmen of practically all 
the important committers ar e also 

est tips on safe driy 
Mahkato motcrist. 
uring Z93G Mankato was the on- 
ly Minnesota nty of 15.000 pcpula- 

"" "ir over Which had no trafn 

The federal law forbidding trans 
portation of prison-made goods in-' 
t3 states barring their sale has 
been found constitutional. Minne- 
sota, which has such' a law. wel- 
comes the news. Incidentally, one 
of the most [popular work shirts 
ever sold in this state was made 
in a southern,^ prison, while a line 
of garden tools distributed by a 
Twin ■ Citv jobber came from .the 
Ohio penitentiary. ; These g:ods 
were sold under private brand 
cairns in competition with goods 
offered by legitimate manufactur- 

We Do Furniture 
Repairing & Upholstering 

W e win cheerfully giv e estimatEs o£ costs. Yo'i 
can have your furniture re-upholstered at only a 
fraction of the original cost. 


321 - North Maine Avenue 


Pity the poor drug addict in Chi- 
na. If he can't choke off the habit 
by himself, a firing squad extends 
a little permanent help. That's on=^ 
v/ay of doing it. Yet if the Chinese 
government really want* to stamp 
out the drug: evil, lit will take a 
crack at thf> peddle-rs, including 
th e large ones who expert more 
than one-half the ■ world's illicit 
dope supply, j ; 

The political pot: boils in North 
Dakota. Former Governor Wel- 
ford charges Jys successor, Wm. 
Langer, with- violating the corrupt 
practises- act. Mr. j Langer retali- 
ates by dismissing! Mr. Welford's 
appointees right and left. The 
trcuble started in 1935 when Lang- 
er. then governor, yra.s drummed 
cut of office following his indict- 
ment on charges of conspiring to 
collect campaign funds from fed- 
eral workers. " He defeated Welf ord 
m the general election last fall by 
a 3,000 majority. j 

Mr. and Mrs. X. A. Anton and 
family were dinner quests at tne 
Lcrenz Antbn home Sunday. 

Mr. and Sirs. Aavin Xelson and 
Leiand were Sunday dinner guests 
at the E. A.! Yonke home. After- 
noon visitor^ there - were Merilla 
and Beth Taorstad. 

Mrs. Wm. {Ristau ^pent the week 
end in Thief! River Falls visjiing 
with relatives and friends. 

Wilbert and Adolph Jablinske 
were business callers at the Bert 
Thirstad home Monday. ; 

Sig land ^returned to ; the Wm. 
Ristau noma Thursday, where he 
is employed j wood cutti n g, after 
havin gspent several day3 at the 
Eric Kettelson home- 
Dinner guests at the -Max Krause 
home Sunday wer e Mi-, and Mrs. 
Ed Timm, daughter Clara, son Ed. 
Jr.. : and Mr. and Mrs. Victor Swan- 
son> j 

Marina Yonke spent Friday- af- 
ternoon visiting with Mrs. Wm. Ris 
tau.i j 

Anton and (Fred Larson were so- 
cialj callers at the Chas. Beneston 
h:me cpe evening last week. 

Marjorie Anton returned to her 
home Sunday after having spent 
several weeks In Thief River Falls 
visiting at the home of her grand- 
mother. Mrs. j Martha Fuller. 

Mildred Timm left for her home 
in Parkers Prairie last Monday, af- 
ter having s^ient her Christmas va- 
cation here jnsiting at the home 
of her grandnarents. Mr. and ilk 
Ed_ :Timm. I 

cr at - the Holten home Saturday 
evening. ! ] 

Alvin Helquist arid Miss Gladys 
Styrlund of Viking attended: serv-r 
ices at the Mission church 1 here- on 
Sunday evening. j j 

Lloyd Anderson - : accompanied 
Ted Holten to Viking Monday to 
attend to -business matters there- 
Miss Alva Grytdal visited a few 
days with Mis R Alice Meltem last 
week. | 

Ray Weflen motored to" Red Lake 
Fall s Thursday to attend ito busi- 
ness matters. He also visited with 
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Thode. who re- 
side there-. ; 

Mrs. E. Men em and Mrs. Carl 
Bloom called at th e Bernard Ra- 
num home Sunday. 

Alvin Melle m is employed at tbe 
Carl Mellem home this w€ek. 

Mrs. Carl Mellem and daughters 
were dinner guests at the A. Raft- 
seth home Sunday; 

Misses Inga and" Elsie I Holten 
'•ndAJbin Holten were visitors at 

±he C. Bloom home Friday evening. 
Emil Anderson motored to Thief 
River Falls Friday to attend . to 
business matters. : * 

Rev. J. Bowman was a supper 
guest at the Carl Mellem home on 

Edlin ; Holtese motored to Thief 
River Falls Friday afternoon. ! 

Clarence, Alvin and Emil Mellem 
assisted Carl Mellem with hay 
hauling Thursday and Friday. C. 
Mellem has been on the sick list 
the past week. 

Miss Verna Sagmoen is spending 
a few. days at Crookston with her 
sister, Mrs-. Art Gobell. , 

Mrs. C. Bloom visited from Mon- 
day until "Wednesday at the John 
Bloom home. 

Rudolph and Roy Weflgn have 
leased the Kennedy farm, for the 
coming year. .■ 

Victor: Helquistp called at .tne 
Gust Xakken hon4 Sunday, whbre 
he visited witirhis brother. Oar- j 
ence. who is employed there. 


We wish to express our sincer- 
c-st thanks to all the friends and. 
neighbors who donated the beauti- 
ful flowers'" and those who s n kind- 
ly assisted- us in our recent be- 
reavement. Especially do. we wish, 
to thank R;bert Lund for ths beau- 
tiful K ougs and Rev. Wm. Erickson. 
for his comforting words. 

The Swan Johnson Family. 


We wish to express our sincerest 
gratitude to thos e who comforted 
and helped us, in the loss of our 
beloved baby.- Especially do we 
wish to thank our pastor. Rev. 
Baumann. for the comforting; 
words of Ids sermon, Mrs. Bau- 
mann" and Miss Flora Schroeder 
f:r tbe beautiful song they offered; 
and also the donors of floral offer- 

Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Ristau. 
Richard. Ruth, and Howard. 



, , at ■ the 

Thompson heme. Monday. ; " 

Frank Lulljof Angus was a -visit- 

J. A. H;lquist wa<; 
alle.r in Warren and : 

L. B. Haftz Stores 


Specials Tor All Week— January 15th to 21st 

Why Pay More? 


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Pure Hone y , 5 k b ii 43c 10 &. 98c 

P&G Soap, 10 Bars 29c 
BOB WHITE SOAP, 10 Bars 23c 
Camay Soap, 3 Bars 14c 


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To all patrons of the River Valley Co-op Ass'n; 
register slips have to be returned, during the 
month of January, 1937 to make you eligible 

for rebates. 

The annual meeting set for February 2nd will 
have to be postpone until some later date, which 
will be announced in 1 due time. 

River Valley Coop Ass'n 


of Directors 

There was no F\3rtun meeting 
held last week, ledanse Mr. Den- 
ning was unable t„ attend. It was 
reported that he was confined to 
his home wit ha severe cold. This 
community wishes for him a most 
speedy recovery. j 

Olaf Stolaas, Bennie Bendrckson 
and Tharald Kveste began cutting 
icefor the creamery last Tuesday 

Oscar Olson and ; Gilbert Brem- 
seth motored to Thief River Falls 

Ola L£gvold and iTaiak Lintv-t 
were business callers in Thiel Riv- 
er Falls Saturday. 

Bennie Benliickson made a busi- 
ness trip t„ Oklee Saturday 

Mis, Anns Tweten returned Sun- 
day from the pities, where she had 
?**£, tte S 01 "*^. to resume her 
teaching duties in the Pleasant 
^lew school. =««m. 

Rayno LehWn and Jack Rod- 
niecki were' social callers in Thief 
River Pall, Slinday evening 

O. M. Mandt and sons Alvin and 
Maynerd and Mrs. Louis Mandt and 
son Lowell were Thief River FalS 
callers Friday. ^^ 

_Th? Misses; Vivian. Lillian and 
Leone 3remseth left Saturday 'or 
Thief River Palls, where they will 
w; employed for some time 

Halvor Myrpm called at tie An- 
ton Johnson home Monday evening 

J- L. Rodniecki left for Chica;;- 

Oo You Struggle along with the Old Style Red 
name Kerosene Lamp of the litriype Age 

TATJry PUT UP -tth in ibe trouble, m- 
, A * CODreniaice 3B& imution caused 
br poor croalirr. ioadetjnirf ligbi? Why subject 
your eyes aod the eyes of your family to its daa- 
gets? VPby let your cbildrea study uudet its 
reddisb-yeUow glow, perbaps to ruin tbeir 
eyes.' iMauy a child's failure at school can be 
laid agaimr n. Stop ruontog these risks wbea 

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Hilex, Pt. bottle 10c 
PUREX BLEACH, Qt. bottle 15c 
Lewis Lye r 3 Cans 25c 

CORN, Golden Bantam, No. 2 Can - 10c 

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POWDERED SU6AR, 3 Lbs. 19c 
CUT LOAF SUGAR, 1\ Lbs. 22c 






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The Sons of Norway Building 
Corporation will hold its annual 
mectinz Monday, Jan. 18, immvdi- 
ately after the repular lodge meet- 
ing. Lunch will ; be served. 


Miss Stella Stadum was hostess 
at a party at her home Saturday 
evening in honor of her guest from 
Warren, Miss Martha Nilsestven. 
fTh,, guests, which included the 
Misses Hilver ! Johnson, Norma 
"Ystesunu, Eileen ;Rhodegaard, Eth- 
el KamTiock, Harriet Jung, Claries 
Jaranscn. and Barbara Wing, first 
•went B-kating and then spent the 
. remainder of thp evening at the 
Stadum home playing 'bingo. A 
two-course lunch'was served to the 
guests at their tables. Other girls 
•were invited 'but were unable to 
come, i . 


Mrs. E. O. Peterson was hostess 
at a meeting of the bridge club at 
fcer hom e [Friday! night. The guests 
present were the Mesdames And- 
rew Bottelson, W. W. Prichard, Jr., 
Oecar Paulson, Vincent Borry, Guy 
Lane, Ralph McCain, and Abbie 
"Wassgren: A delicious lunch was 
served by the hostess at midnight. 



Norniani Johnson,' 

Leonard John- 

son, Arthur Johnson, .Fred Hanson, 
Charles : Conner, jand John Cronk- 
hlte. Whist was 
tables, with Mrs, 
chiving high prize 


played at two 
N. Johnson re- 
and Mrs. Conner 

low. Mrs. Erickson, honor guest, 
was presented win a guest prize. 
Lunch was served to the guests at 
their tables. 

* Mrs. Ed Holmstirom was hostess 
at a meeting of tine bridge club 
which was held at her home Mon- 
day evening. The other members 
o£ th G club are the Mesdames P. A. 
"Haiuniergren, D. M. Conners, Fred 
Protz, Joe Dostal, Jr., P. J. Mich- 
aels, H. Hostveit, 1 and J. W. Ruane. 
Bridge was played at two tables, 
with prize for high score- going to 
Mrs. Protz and low honors going to 
Mrs. Conners. Lunch was served 
at a late hour. ; 


' Mre. E. '0. PetSTSOn was guest of 
honor at a handkerchief shower 
given at her home- Monday even- 
ing. The guests present were the 
Mbsdames H. Nelson, Ben Kiewel, 
H. A. Brumund, j Leon Kaliher, N. 
Aidy, G. W. Boqren, and A. Lein. 
The evening was spent in playing 
contract bridge, ! with Mrs. Brum- 
nnd receiving first prize, and Mrs. 
Aidy second. ! Th e self-invited 
sue-sts served a delicious lunch at 
a late hour. 


'Miss Alice Stapleton was hostess 
*t a gewihg club party for the 
■wires of the faculty members in 
3trs.. H. A. Brumund' R apartment 
Staturday afternoon. The afternoon 
"was spent in sewing, after .which 
a delicious 2-course luncheon' was 
*erved to j the guests. 


'Mrs. Thora Nelson was hostess 
at a meeting of : the birthday club 
*& her home Thursday night at 
iast week, the occasion beinir her 
Krthday. :Tbe guests present were 
*ie Mesdames P. L. Vistaunet. Alv 
Tistaunet," Andy- Anderson,; H. H. 
Kelly, B. J. Holum, H. Aanstad, O. 
F. HaUdin, J. S. Steen. Claude Ev- 
*tison, H. F. Rihkel, and Miss Sar- 
ah Hxmglum. The evening was 
apent. in playing bridge, with prize 
tfor high score going to Mrs. Kelly, 
irtinch was served to trie guests at 
their -tables at 11 o'clock. 


The Youne Matron^ group of the 
"Women's club met at the home -:f 
Mrs. Clair 0*Hara Tuesday night, 
with Mrs. Bertram Olson assisting. 
JSts. George Biddick was to have 
S>eeu on the program, but due to 
Slnes^ was unabl fi to come. The 
evening was si>?nt in needework, 
after which lunch was served to 
. the guests. | 


Mrs. A. L. Skorheim was hostess 
at a i>arty Saturday afternoon ; in 
fconor of Mrs. Erickson of Minne- 
apolis, who is a Visitor at the home 
of Mr. and Mrs.j 'Martin Stenberg. 
The guests present were Mrs. Er- 
ickson. honcx guest, and the Mes- 


The Zion LadiEJs Aid will meet in 
th fi church parlors Thursday, Jan". 
21. The Mesdame R E. O. Iverson, 
Palmer Tommerdahl, and Richard 
Joringdal will bej the hostesses. 

Proposed American Pavilion At Paris Fair 


The Misses Bernine and Irma An- 
dersen wer~ hostesses at a meeting 
cf the sewing club at their home 
Monday evening. The guests pre- 
sent were the Misses Florence and 
ME-lva Bornholdt, Ethel Burstad, 
Alice Christianson, Ruby Johnson, 
and the Mesdames Richard Mos- 
heck, Leon Johnson, and Everett 
Thomas. The Misses Agnes Houg 
and Violet. Anderson and Mrs. Art 
Hanson were unable to come. The 
evening was spent in sewing, after 
which.a delicious lunch was serv- 
ed. "; j 


The annual meeting of the Ladies 
Aid of the Trinity Lutheran church 
was held Tuesday afternoon in the 
church. Mrs. E. :L. Holland was el- 
ected president, jMrs. .M. P. Erick- 
son, vice- president; Mrs. Hehner 
Heigespn, second vice president; 
Mrs. H'.S. Dahlen, treasurer; Mrs. 
Theodire Quale, 'secretary; -Mrs. R. 
M Pjslstad, secretary of the cradle 
roll department;' and Mrs; Gasto.i 
Ward, or'ganiit. j 



•Mrs. H. Aanstad was hostess at 
a meeting of the birthday club at 
her home Tuesday evening. The 
occasion was Mrs. Aanstad's birth- 
day. The same j group were pres- 
ent wh Q were at the party at Mrs. 
Thora Nelson's home the ?eek be- 
fore. Bridge was played with Mrs. 
B. J. Hoium receiving high honors. 
Lunch was ss-rved*. ■ * 


■Mrs. W. W. Prichard, Jr., was 
hostess at a meeting <of the bridge 
club at her home Wednesday ev- 
ening. The guests were the Mes- 
dame* Nate Harris, Andrew Bot- 
telson, H. A.. Brumund, Perl Ma- 
bey, A. C. Peterson, L. G. Larsen, 
and G. W. Boor'en. . Mrs. Arwood 
Northby, who is a guest in this 
city at the home 'of Mrs. Hazel Hal- 
grim, was assisting hostess. Two 
tables of bridge were played, and 
lunch was served. 



Mrs. L. W. Knadle was hostess 
at a meeting of the sewing club 
which was held at her home oh 
Thursday afternoon o£ last week. 
Th& guests present, were the Ales- 



Farmers Co-op Store J 

I Middle River, Minn. 1 

Statement of Assets and Liabilities | 

j December 31st, 1936. 

A BOVK is an artist's conception of how the United States Pavilion at the Paris 1937 International Expo- 
tX sition will look. Built of stone, steel and glass, the American building will be a concrete example of 
American ingenuity and progress. It is to be built near the new Twin, Museums of Art on! the banks of the 
Seine and will be one of the largest national pavilions at the Exposition. The building will have five floors 
if available space which will be used for the United States government exhibits and also for exhibits by private 
American organizations! Surmounting the building will be a 150-foot tower, its sides decorated with, an Ameri- 
' an Indian motif, and from the top ;of j the tower a powerful searchlight will send forth its piercing beams. 



SiMS ID TVfe nosio 

1937 ii Iho One Hundrelb 

Anniversary of Deere'i 

Sleel Plow. 

JoUsi Pace in 


domes Leonard Freed, H. Sucker- 
man, r. -Snelling, T. ; Dailey, Jack 
McKechnie, Robert Nelson, John 
Ward, O. Bishop, Stanley Mikalsky, 
and A. Merritt. The afternoon was 
spent in needlework, and lunch 
was served. 


Circle No. 2 of the Ladies Aid ol 
the Trinity Lutheran ! church serv- 
ed at the weekly aid which was 
held Thursday (today). 


Mr. and Mrs. Albert Harhott, of 
this city, Jan. 13, a girl. 

Mr. and Mrs. Morris Halvorson, 
of Viking, Jan. 12, a boy. 



Andrew Bodine >passed. away at 
3 a. m. Sunday, Jan. 10, at the 
li'ime of Peter -Kolsetii in Wyan- 
dotte township. He was 84 years 
and 3 months old at the time of 
his death, being Iborn Sept. 14, 
1852 in Sweden. ■ He ■ came from 
Sweden to Crbokston, Minn,, in 
1882, and a short time later moved 
to Wyandotte township, where he 
had since made. his home. In 1884 
he became married to Elgeline 
Hs-gg in Polk county. 
; Mr. Bodine has no relative R liv- 
ing, his wife .preceding him in 
death in 1920. Funeral services 
took place Thursday, Jan. 14, at 
2 p. m. in the Clearwater Lutheran 
church. R&v. M. L. Dahle of St. 
Hilaire officiated at the ceremony. 
Interment was made in Clearwater 

Market Reports Hog 

Prices Move Down 


The Drama group of the Wom- 
en's Club met Tuesday night at 
the home of Mrs. W. W. Prichard, 
Si*., with Miss Olga Bloomsness 
and Miss Lydia Batten acting as 
assisting hostesses. A reading bv 
Mr. Sholes was th& feature of the 
program, and lunch was served. 



Cash on hand 

3 Accounts Receivable . . . 
•Merchandise Inventories 

Total Cunrint 

Fixtures - : .. :...:. 
Prepaid Insurance . 

.$ 106.66 
. 625.07 
. 2,037.73 


.$ 600.40 i 

Total Fixed Assets 

$ 613.55 

Total Assets ...;... 



Accounts Payable 

Notes Payable 

Total Current Liabilities ..... 



Share Caipitral • •;•,■„••• • •-• •• 

Undivided Proflts 9|7 to 12131 

Total Net Worth • 

i ■■ 

Total Liabilities and Net Worth. 


.? 129.80 
■ 1,700.00 


,.■■ 448.21 


. $3,283.01 


Middle River, Minn. 

Operating Statement from Sept.. 7th to Dec 31st 1936: . 

Sales | : "S^Hm 

Cost ofj Goods Sold U ■ 5.150.73 

■Gross Income from Sales $1,226.47 


Payroll) -. $ 6 J 6 L 3 

Other Income and CommlaBions 197.21 

The Music Group was to have 
met Monday evening, hut instead 
several of the group motored to 
Grand Forks to hear Josef Hoff- 
man, concert pianist appearing 
there. Those who went were the 
Mesdames H. F.- Harrison, Alvin 
Matts&n, Gaston Ward, and Miss 
irma Springen. 

South St. Paul, Minn., Jan. 13, 
1937: (U. S. D. A.) Hogs sold 10- 
15c lower Wednesday, with light 
lights 15-25c lower. Good and 
choice -190-300 lb. brought ?9.90 to 
10.15, 160-190 lb. $9.60-9.90,' 130- 
160 lb. $9.00-9.60, 100-130 lb. kill- 
ers $7.75-9.00, .a few feeder pig3 
$6.50-8.00, feulk'. good sows $9.50- 
9.60, sizable lots of medium grades 
$&.20, thin; culls down, to $8.25. 

iCattle trade "was slow, slaughter 
steera and she stock .selling weak 
to 25w; lo'vrer, with a part load of 
choice 1330.1b. fed ste-er a at '$12.25; 
very good 1060 lb. $11.25, good 
short-fed yearlings $9.50, most 
plain and'.' medium grades 56.50- 
8,50. Common^ and medium, heifers 
brought $5.50-7.25, with a few me- 
dium to good grades ?7.50-9.50, 
beef cows $4.75-6.25, low cutters 
and cutbers. -$3.50-4.25 or more, 
common an^. medium sausage bulls 
$5.25-6.25. ..* Practical top on choice 
vealers was . '.$11.50, good -light 
weights dqYrn to $9.60, common and 
medium . $6^0-9.00. Common to 
good stbebers were ' salable at 
$4.75-7.50, thoice feeders 'Monday 
?8.00. ' 

j Lambs were 35c lower Wednes- 
day, following some decline Tues- 
dayl Early sales were made at 
$10.00, some helji higher, some 
good to choice kinds "being (bid at 
$9.75. Common.and medium grades 
earned $7.50-9.00. Medium to 
choice slaughter ewes brought 
$4.00-5.50 and ■ cull and common 


No. 1 Dark Northern 1.41 
■Dark No., '58 lb. test 1.39 
No. 1 Mixed Durum 1.34 
■No. 1 Red Durum 1.18 
Hard Amber Durum 1.39 
Barley ■ .79 
Flax 2.08 
Oats .44 
Rve .95 
Corn 1.04 

FALLACY NO; 2— Repeal will 
decrease crime. : 

FACT — Mr. Ch:ate, " the . Presi- 
dent's appointee, answers that one 
for us, too, with this statement: 
We have found out crime has not 
decreased— tout sinc e the repeal of 
prohibition it'ha s j,mcreased at an 
apalling rate. 

FALLACY NO. 3r~Tliere will be 
no saloon und&r repeal. 

PACT — A Baloonis a irtace where 
liquor is sold. It is estimated 
there are over 700,000 places (sal- 
^ons) selling liquor in the Unued 
States. (There were only 177,799 
in the old days.) 

FALLACY NO. 4— 'Repeal will 
-rejax/the strain on judicial ana 
p'onal machinery. 
. FACT — Los Angeles, California, 
a city of 1,250,000 population, has 
a night court which is doins a land 
office 'business since repiai. Judge 
Oda Falconer say R the drunks have 
increased in this court 129 percent, 
since repeal. In Philadelphia 
drunkenness has increased 12 per- 
cent ;in Minneapolis, 16 percent; in 
Boston, 21 percent; in St. Louis, 23 
percent; in New York City, 55 pur-: 
ceDt;" in Denver and Portland, 116 
percent; in Redlands, California, 
600 .percent. Drunken driving ac- 
cidents in " Rochester, N. Y., have 
increased 1400 percent. Traffic 
deaths have doubled in Washing- 
ton, D. C. Less work for our 
judgEs? The court records don't 
say so. . 

FALLACY NO. 5. — Repeal will 
balance the budget . 

FACT — "A s for taxes we have 
been disappointed," says Joseph H. 
Choate. In the presidential cam- 
paign, we were told it would bring 
in 5*:,500,000,000 a year in revenue, 
when it- only brought in $2,700,- 
000,000 from 1860. to 1920. It's on- 
ly bringing in less than ten cents 
on the dollar of what they said it 
txvould. J 




Mitt ais eSes OAU6HT 

OP A BQ^kfeN bTe&L 


j The meeting of the Current Ev- 
ents group will be held next Tues- 
day evening, Jan. 19, in th e club 
rooms in the auditorium. The hos- 
tesses I for this meeting are not 
known, at this writing. 

Net Payroll ? 419.52 v 

All other Expense ,*••"" 35S - 74 

Total Expenses .... •• 

Net income available for. distribution to 
customers according to their" patronage 

$ 778.26 

m d ._ . _ $ 44S.21 

Net" income will be-all distributed to patrons regardless If 
they ire members or not. All will share alike. 

iMrs. Norbert Holquist was hos- 
tess' at a meeting of the Penabes 
grbup' at her homo - -Tuesday night. 
MrsJ R. S". Selover was the assist- 
ing hostess. The roll call was 
answered with current events on 
England. G. H. Mayer-Oakes gave 
a talk on England, and a demon- 
stration on cross stjtch canvas and 
its use was given by Mrs. . O. G. 


The A. & T. Home PurmshiDgs 
have a new service man who has 
seven years of experience. : Phone 
57i and Mr. Lillo -will call and 
check your troubles free. For a 
30-day period, all tubes installed in 
sets ;ibelna serviced, here /will • lie 
sold at- 10 percent -discount. --We 
have the R. C. A. tubes, *!whi=n 
Bpells auality*. 


Light Hens .06 

.Heavy Hens J.1 

Cocks . .06 
Colored Springs over fA 

J good' condition .11 
Colored Springs under 4% lbg. 

good condition' .10 

Leghorn Sprligs .08 

Ducks, 4% tt's. and over .01 

Ducks, under *Mt lbs. .07 

GeeBe ; ■ .OS 


Sweet ■ S5 

Grade No- % • . ■ J4 

Grade Ko. 3 32 

Grade 1 Eggs 
Grade 2 Eggs' 


' lOld -papers'. Two bundles for 5 
cents. FORUM Office. 



By Ethel Hubler 

As the full force of the mighty, 
devastating waves of repeal break 
over the .nation, the utter folly of 
sweeping away every vestige of 
moral law, is heginning to dawn 
upon the American people. 

I Repealists painted a colorful pic- 
ture of the prosperous, peaceful 
Utopia, in which w« would live, af. 
ter the repeal of the Eighteenth 

I Even some of the leading "wets* 
have admitted that the repeal Uto- 
pia is badly blighted! and a never- 
tb-be-realized dream. 

I In the light of present-day con- 
ditions, let's review some of the 
wet fallacies; and compare them to 
the dry facts:' 

j FALLACY No. 1— Repeal will do 
away with the 'bootlegger. 

| PACT— Joseph H. Ohoafce, Pirec- 
tof of Alcohol Administration, ap- 
pointed' 'by :7>President Franklin 
Delano Roosevelt, ion | April 29, 
Vaidt ^'Bootleg&ing- ihas ; Increased 
one hundred fold since repeal of 

Gilmen and Stella Omundson mo- 
tored to CrookBton Monday. They 
WETe accompanied back hy Mrs. 
Omundson and Delores, who had 
been visiting there since "Wednes- 

Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Borgie and 
family, visited at the Henry Ness 
home Sunday. 

A Larson and Carl and Harold 
Fellman were Thief River Falls 
calleri, last "Wednesday. 

Orville Gulseth spent Sunday at 
the home «f his parents herel 

Mrs.. Henry Ness called at the 
B. Waiseth home Sunday. 

Mr. and (Mrs. E. Ulrick and fam- 
ily. Ernest Erickson and Lester and 
Clifford Larson were Sunday even- 
ing supper guests at the John Fell- 
man home. 

(MrSi P..10- Omundson and. daugh- 
ter, ..Detoxes . left "Wednesday for 
Cro.pkston. to visit at the Frank- 
Rhineachmidt home'. 

Mrs. HI Ness and son Darrell 
returned recently from Grand 
Forks, where'they visited with rel- 
atives for some time. 

Harold Fellman entered the CCC 
canip^in Middle River last Wednes- 
day. '.-." 

Miss- Evelyn Peterson entertain- 
ed a trannber ° r youne: people at 
her home Saturday evening. 

. H._ Jepsons visited at the Otto 
Johnson home Sunday. 


:, .'^^^mum 


Mr. and Mrs. Carl Alberg, Lillian, 
Gladys-, Helen, Stanley, ' Cleo, May- 
belle and Ruhy ATberg were guests 
at the Martha Lokken home last 
Wednesday evening. 

Signe "valsvik visited at her par- 
ental home over Saturday and Sun- 

Mr. and" Mrs. Arnold Gunderson, 
nee Anna Stehe, are the proud par- 
ents of a baby boy born to them 
January; 5th. Conoco tulatlons. 

Quite a few .of the pupils in 
"Washington school Dist. 221 have 
been absent because of th e flu. 

^Visitors' at the Ole Tarkelsbn 
h^ome Sunday were -Mr. .and Mrs. 
Metvin' Torkelson and children and 
.Uldricki Erickson. 

Beatrice Lokken returned to her 
school Dist. 3B Monday, after a 
three weeks* vacation. 
.-.iMrvand iMrs. Ole Thurie and fam- 
ily were callers at the Olaf Snett- 
ing home Sunday. 



Just Across from the Postoffice 

Quality Foods at Lowest Possible' Prices 

CALL 322 Telephone Your Orders FREE DELIVERY 
Prices for the Week, Subject to Stock on Hand 

FRET C Coffee & Cookie 
* ■«■— t Demonstration 

"good to the last drop", and tasty delicious'; 

Saturday Jan. 16th J; 

This is Tour Invitation to Come! ■'■•, 



White ^Loaves 


"Walter Baker's 
The finest made. 

C«#»<iirfc L0G CABIN 

Oyi UPy Absolutly Pure 

1 Lb. Tin 12c 
Family Size 19c 
Tomato Ju!ce, GI ^5°S5 y 6 for 29c 

^- %BBB _ Hormel's Better 

90U|Jy Vegetable- Beef SQup 


16 oz. can 10c 

For Salmon Dishes 1 LD. ban 1 OC 


Creamery LB. 


Fresh Man- 
cti esters 

Fig Bars, 
Coffee Cake, 

Radiant Boast 

2 Lb. cello bag 23c 

Full of Fruits in ft7 4B« 
Lotso' Icing IU-U£. JiiSC 

2 Lb. Can 63c 

WHEATIES, 2 for 19c 

4M CLEANER, 28 oz. pkg. 25c 

A Cleanser A Water Softener A Soap Saver 

8" "Witrock "Platter or FDFP „ 
10" Vitrock Platter T IlLt rpackage - 
1- 14" Crystal Sand wich plate with - jjp pw 
two packages 4M CLEANER, r H E & 

CheeSe, American Style 5 LD. BOX 1>25 

Bologna, Armour's, 2 Lbs. 29c 
Wieners, Tender, Tasty Lb. 18c 

ADDI PC WIMESAPS Wra » ed $189 
ArrLtb, 40 Lb. Box G a ^d d ed I 

Oranges, -'Sss Doz. 15c to 29c 
Grapefruit, TE YY^r 10 for 29c 
Sweet Potatoes, 5 Lbs. 27c 
Head Lettuce, Cris ko^ er 2 for 15c 


Fresh California 
Green Tops 

Per Bunch 5c 



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lpca2 Happenings 

lirs- John Norby of, Plumine. 
was a ccdler in tijis city Monday. 

Mrs. Dr. 

gia was a 

Gay'.en Adkin- of Gry- 

raller ir. this city Satur- 

Mr. and Mrs. Rui=ell Mahoney of 
tais city were _cuMtrs in Bagley 

C. W. Kollitz, manager ol the 
Cu: Rate Grocery, returned to this 
.city. Tuesday moraine from a 
week's visit in ilinnea polls. 


Special Women's 

Meetings Planned 
For Winter Shows 

Si Helm of Red 
x visitor in this ci 
Joe N ovals home. 

Lak^ Falls was 
y Sunday at the- 

Mrs Donald Chalmers, who has 
been in this city for some time vis- 
hing at the home -:f her parents, 
Mr. aiy Mrs. John Cronkhite, left 
Friday night for her home in Min- 

Hiss Frances . -Shanahan spent 
Thursday of last week, visiting with- 
friends in Flumm-er. - ■ 

Andy. Magnuson. manager of the 
Independent Grocery, returned on 
Slmday from, a business trip to 
Chi cairo. 

Herbert Archibald of this city 

b^ent the week end in Bemidji vu- 

' iting at the home of his parents.- 

John Lager, Land O' Lakes field 
man for this district, left Monday 
nicht for Minneapolis, wher** he 
will attend to business matters. 

George Lindbloom and Charles 
OanSeld of this city spent Satur- 
day at the Ruben Rux home in 

H. M. Hitterdal of the, Stone Mu- 
sic store of Fargo, arrived here- on 
Tuesday, where he will attend to 

business matters. ' 

Mrs. J. M. Farnham left Monday 
• ilght for Minneapolis, where jne 
will spend some time visiting her 

David Keizer of Warren is -visit- 
htg in this city at the home of his 
aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. X 

Miss Ardith Jansen of Viking is 
visiting in this city at the hom£ of 
her sister and brother-in-law, Mr. 
snd Mrs. Earl Johnson. : 

Mrs. Fred Fredrickson left Msn- 
day evening for MinneaT>oIis, where 
=he will be for some time. 


B. O. .Norby left Tuesday 
#or Minneapolis, where he 
spend som^ time attend! 
acss matters. 



to busi- 


and Mrs. Ted.Huot of Red 
Lake Falls spent Sunday in this 
or*-"-' visiting: at the home of Mr. 
and iMrs. Harold Eide. 

John Solnas of Overly, N\ Dak., 
left Saturday morning for bis horn* 
there, after receiving medical 
treatment in this city. 

Haaken Olson and Orrin Hall ac- 
companied Carl Kollitz to Mahno- 
men 1 Saturday, where they attended 
to matters of business. 

Mr. and Mrs, Clarence Peterson 
and son Deryl Ray of Roseau spent 
Sunday in this city visiting at the 
home of Mr. and Mrs. Jc- 6 Novak, 
parents of Mrs Peterson.; Mr. Pet- 
erson also attended the hociey 
ga me while here. 

Miss Hilbert of the Elite Beauty 
Shop attended th e funeral of her 
friend. Mae Sortedahl, at Red Lake 
Falls, Wednesd?^. 

Carl and Herman Kjos autoes to 
Red Lake Falls Wednesday where 
the- attended the funeral of Mis s 
Sortedahl. . j 

An unusual series of lectures and 
demonstrations are being arranged 
for the special women's metings 
■which will be held during Crooks- 
ton Winter Show s week. These 
meetings will open Tuesday morn- 
ing, February 9, and continue thru 
tlia following Friday afternoon. 
Mrs. B:ss Wilson. Minneapolis, 
will deliver two lectures on the 
opening day Tuesday. February 9. 

The following day. Miss Esther 
Thompson, director of women's 
work. University of Manitoba, 
Canada, will speak on "The Home 
in the Scandinavian Countries'* and 
"Adult Education in Scandinavi;:". 
The principal addresses on Thurs- 
day will be delivered by Professor 
Lelioy Arnold. Hamline University, 
and Professor W. H. Alderman, 
chief of the horticultural depart- 
ment. University of Minnesota 
Professor Arnold will discuss 
"Broadway Plays Today" and. "The 
Best New Books"; while Professor 
Alderman will discuss home beau- 
ti!lcati:n under the title of "Door- 
yard Suggestions". 

The closin-? day, Friday, Feb. 12, 
will be devoted to a "Parade of 
Brides" dressed in costumes of 
many- lands and including styles 
of the nast century. This program 
will be presented under the direc- 
tion of a committee with Mrs. H. 
H. Hodgson as chairman. 

A varied program of music, 
readings, --* community singiiij; 
will also be presented during the 

Special day meetings are also be- 
ing arranged X-3r the men and for 
the boy = and girls. Crops and 
soils subjects will be discussed on 
Tuesday, Feb. 9, livestock on Wed- 
nesday; potato, cleaning demen- 
strationc and horticultural lectures 
on Thursday, and rural electrifica- 
tion on Friday. 

Round-table discussion for poul- 
trymen will be held each afternoon 
with A. M. Pilkey, Northwest 
School poultryman, in charge. The 
*-H club short course "will be in 
charge of the district club leader, 
H. A. Pflughoeft. 

In The State Senate 

Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Granum of 
•his city left Friday evening for 
Minneapolis where they will visit 
with.' numerous relatives. 

Luther Torgeson and Herbert 

Archibald of this city will attend 
' the Paul Bunyan Winter Carnival 
to Bemidji over the week end. 

Mr.: and Mrs. John Gullingsmd 
and Eamiiy of this city were visit- 
ers Sunday afternoon at the Walt- 
er Larson home in Holt. 

"Miss Martha Nilsestuen of War- 
— -rs* spent Friday .night and Satur- 
day and Sunday at the home of Mr. 
and Mrs. Ctecar Stadum as a guest 
ot Stella. 

Irving Wold left Saturday for 
"Tfinger, where he is employed as 
a school teacher. He spent the 
holidays at the hom=. of his par- 
ents while here. ■ 

Mr] and Mrs. Reuben Sandberg. 
Mrs. Edith Enselbert, and Mr. and 
Mrs. Ferdie Brown, all of Grygla, 
visited at the Roy Brown home 
ftis city Sunday. 

Mr. and Mrs. A. Nelson, (nee 
lone Hanson) of this city, left on 
Thursday for Mimuapolis, where 
they will m-ike their home for the 
remainder of the winter. While 
here they visited at the i home of. 
Mr. and Mrs. Gus Hansen, parents 
of Mrs. Nelson. Mr. Nelson is era- 
ployed on the highway department. 

Farm Income Highest 

Since 1931 In State 


Miss Myrtle Hanson of Plummer 
*ent Sunday evening in this city 
visiting her sister, Mrs. Ing Stor- 
Tick of Red Lake Falls, who is a 
patient in a local hospital. 

"The Sons of Norway Building 
Corporation will hold it^ i annual 
meeting, Monday. Jan. 18, immedi- 
ately after the regular lodge meet- 
teg. Lunch will be served. 

Andrew B^ttelson left Monday 
*ight for St. Paul, where he will 
attend a Judge of Probate state 
Meeting. He is expected to return 
the latter part of the week. 

Miss Myrtle Oen, . daughter of 
Easmus Oen of this city, left Wed- 
nesday night for Oakland. .CaL, 
■»iere she will spend abont a 
Kontfl and a half visiting friends. 

Mr.; and Mrs. George Schnlke and 
daughter of this city, and Mrs. 
Emil | Schulke of Tenstrike, "Minn . 
were visitors Sunday evening fft 
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Emil 
Larson in Bray. 

Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Ekeren of thl3 
•rty and Olaf Ekeren of Warren left 
Monday night for Miam i, Florida, 
where they will R pend about three 
Toonths. They expect to be back 
acme time in ApriL 

Minnesota's 1936 farmp income 
will total approximately $300,000.- 
000,* the largest sinc^ 1931 and a- 
bout $70,000,000 above thai of 1935, 
figures released by Warren C. 
Waite, division of agricultural eco- 
nomics, University Farm, St. Paul, 
show. ; 

Says Dr. Waite, "The income, re- 
pres-:nted by .gross sales cash in- 
cline from 16 principal agricultur- 
al products, increased in| each of 
the important groups, crops, live- 
stock and livestock products. Crap 
prices in the early part of the 
year were lower than those in the 
stone period of 1935^ but hi the lat- 
ter part of 1926, prices were well 
above those of the last portion of 
1925. Increased sales of livestock 
resulted largely from greater phys- 
ical s3le^ of both hogs arid cattle. 
Prices of hogs were above! those of 
1935 in the first hall of the year, 
but lower in the second half. Cattle 
prices were lower throughout near- 
ly all the year. Income from live- 
stock products is determined 
largely by the income from' butter- 
fit. BnUerfat price R were higher 
than in 1935 during; most of the 
year, especially during the 1 summer 
and fall when production [was not 
greatly different. ! 

^ Benefit payments from j Jhe Ag- 
ricitlttjral Adjustment Administra- 
tion amounted to $3,000,000 in 1933, 
S16.000,CM}0 in 1934, 520,000,000 in 

1935, and $7,000,000 iri 1936.. 

Di. Waite points out that the 16 
products represented in hi K com- 
pilation constitute about I 95 per 
cent of the sales of all agricultural 
piodtrcts. His estimates does not 
include the Talue of farm products 
used by the- family or changes in. 
inrentory values of livestock or 
crops. Neither is cash income 
from sources other than farm, pro- 
ducts sold included!. 
t Cash expenses fox farm opera- 
tion, including taxes and interest 
are estimated at $160,000,000 in 

1936. Deducting these costs 
would place the net cash Income 
from, farm operation at about 
$140,000,000 for this year. 

Governor Benson's 

Aged Mother Dies 

Mrs. T. H. Benson, mother of 
Governor Elmer A. Benson, died 
late Thursday at "her home at 
Appleton, this state. 

Mrs. Benson was 81 years old. 
She had been ill several days with 
complication? resulting from a se- 
vere eold. , 

Governor Benson early Thursday 
had rushed to Appleton upon re- 
ceipt of word -of her illness, and 
was at h=r bedside at the time of 
her death. ; 

Mrs. Benson was born May £9, 
1S57, in Vetse, Telemarken, Nor- 
way, and came to the United State. n 
with hex parents 'when she was 14 
years old. Locating in Dane-coun- 
ty, Wisconsin, the family later 
moved to Chippewa county, Minne- 

She was married" December 25, 
1876 to T. H. Benson and moved to 
Bens:n. Minnesota. In 1S84, they 
moved to Appltton where they 
have since resided. Mr. and Mrs. 
Benson . observed their '60th wed- 
ding anniversary Christmas day. 

Governor 'and '. Mrs. Benson and 
their children, Lois, 11, and Thom- 
as, eight y£ars old, were accom- 
panied to Appleton Thursday by 
Louis Benson of Moorhead and Dr. 
Oscar Bens:n of; Glen Ullen, X. D., 
brothers, and his sister. Mrs. E. EL 
Nichols of White Bear, who attend- 
ed the governor's inaugural recep- 
tion- Wednesday night last week. 

Funeral services were held at 
2 P. M. Sunday in the Benson home 
and at 2:30 P. M. from the Zion 
Lutheran church. 


Turkey Pool 

Is Still in Progress 

Bring us your turkeys, \ 
either \ alive or dressed. ; 
Pool closes January 31st j 



2 Becker County Schools 
Burn; Set Loss at $30,000 

Damage was set last -week at 
330,000 in two fires which destroy- 
ed schools in Becker county. 

A four-room school in Callaway 
village, just inside the southern 
boundary of tie White Earth Indi- 
an reservation 11 miles aorth of 
Detroit Lakes was demolished by 
fir fi blamed to overheated furnaces 
Damage was set at $20,000. 

The main building of the suh- 
Indian federal agency at Ponsford, 
in northeastern ' Becker county, 
was destroyed Tuesday. The three- 
story structure has served as relief 
headquarters and housed 80 pupils. 
Losq was set at $10,000. 

i Senator E. X. Tungseth 

The Fiftieth Legislature conven- 
ed at noon on the fifth of January, 
li;37. ^According to all previous in- 
dications.] this will be one of the 
busiest sessions on record, and will 
deal withjmore major -problems re- 
lative to imatter.5 of vital import- 
ance to our state than any previ- 
ous session. 

The membership of the Senate 
remains the same as; in the last 
regular s ession, except for two va- 
cancies which have been filled 
since the 'close of the la"3t regular 
=essi:n. The two new members 
are Senator Oscar A. . Swenson of 
the 15th District, and Senator C. A. 
Dahl e ;o£ the 57th District. Bothj 
of the; Senators organized with the 
so-calied majority group; which 
group consists mostly of Republic- 
ans and Democrats, some cf whom 
are very Liberal and iProgressive, 
and some; of whom are quite the 
opposite. '■' I " 

Two; years ago yqnr Senator 
organized i with this., majority for 
■the expressed purpose of obtain- 
ing important committee assign- 
ments, and for' obtaining the sup- 
port of the Senate majority for le- 
gislation which pertained to the in- 
terest ; of \ our district This ar- 
rangement, as you all know, did 
not carry; with it. any; restrictions 
as far : as ; support of or vote for 
any particular measure is concern, 
ed. :- 

Previous to this. present session > 
there were indication^ that the lead 
ership within this majority group 
might definitely attempt to oppose 
progressive legislation. = Since my 
district is decidedly a liberal and 
progressive district, and since I am 
decidedly a liberal and progressive. 
I decided that I might get into the 
wrong boat by joining the major- 
ity group at this session. This 
move co=t ; me a Committee Chair- 
manship, but otherwise I retain a 
sufficient number of important 
assignments to giv ft me all the 
work which any one member can 

'My committee assignments for 
this session are as follows: 
Dairy Products & Livestock 
Education : 
Liquor Control 
Municipal Affairs 
Public Welfare : 
Public Highways 

Rural Credit & State Development 
University j 

j Our public press ha* carried the 
inaugural address of our new Gov- 
ernor and . ha3 . given much publi- 
city to it. It is therefore, unneces- 
sary for m ft to add any additional 
information. Suffice it to say, that 
our new Governor in this address 
was true to the campaign promises 
of the Farmer-Labor Party, and he 
is to be admired for his fearless 
presentation of progressive politic- 
al science. ] It is not a program of 
economy, but will require large ad- 
ditional; expenditures by the state. 
The important thine in this --con- 
nection, is a sonin^ system for fin- 
ancing, 'based on 'the proper taxa- 
tion system, "according to ability 
to pay". It was indeed refreshing 
to hear the| Governors' attacks up- 
on our present liqusr laws and the 
conditions *-which have been creat- 
ed thereby.] At times progressive 
leaders who have denounced big 
business in] many other fields have 
forgotten that the worst enemy cf 
the common people today. U the 
liquor business. For that "reason it 
was encouraging once again to 
hear the voice of our Chief Execu- 
tive in fearless opposition to the 
liquor business as it is operating, 
quitr unchecked, in the State of 
Minnesota today.* ' 


Adamson's Adventures 



$10,000,000 at Stake 
As Elsberg Puts Road 
Policy Up to Solons 

With upwards of $10,000,000 in 
federal aid funds as one of the 
benefits at state, N. W. Elsberg, 
state commissioner of highways, in 
his biennial letter of legislative re- 
commendations to Governor Elmer 
A. Benson, today placed the deter- 
mination of Minnesota's ' future 
highway policy directly in the 
hands of the people of th e state 
and their elected representatives. 

Co mmi ssioner Elsberg*s report 
and recommendations were partic- 
ularly pertinent inasmuch as only 
last week, th e U. S. Department of 
Agriculture allotted to Minnesota 
S5.537.023 in federal highway funds 
for 1937, most of which cannot be 
obtained, however, unless the state 
matches ' the federal money with 
state funds that are not now either 
available or in sight. A similar 


E. R. Stan-rhelle, Interviewer 

Telephone 1U I 

The local National Reemploy- 
ment Service last December was 
responsible for securing a position 
for a landscape architect near the 
Twin Cities at $2,000 per year. 

We have an opening for a beauty 
operator with a Minnesota manag- 
e-r-operatcr license. 

A number "of woodcutters can 
now be put to work. 

Y-A Office, I W. P. A. Sewing Pr">- 
-ject. Recreation rooms, Magazine 
exchange, Old Age Assistance of- 
fice, serving hot lunches at rural 
schools, caring for tennis courts, 
golf course j skating rinks, and to- 
boggan slide, planting shrubbery, 
life guard, [leveling rural school 
grounds, repairing books, varnish- 
ing desks and floors, excavating 
fof the Ice | Arena, fish scale pro- 
ject, clearing away brush at crasa 
roads so; the view i« not obstruct- 
ed, assfetine rural Bchool teachers, 
organizing D-ball teams, painting 
stage scenery and school hoses. 

The large majorit- of these 
youths are working in Pennington 
and Lake of the Woods counties as 
there are few eligible youths in 
East Marshall and Roseau coun- 
ties. ■ | . - 

The National Youth Ac!ministxa- 
tion employs needy youths ■ who 

Experienced maids are in con- 
stant demand; wages ranging from 
$2.00 to $5.00 per week. 

N-Y-A Reports Many 
Activities For Members 

Young people employed by the 
National Youth Administration in 
Area 6. which includes Pennington, 
East Marshall, Roseau, and Lake 
of the Woods counties, have been 
working at the following activities 
daring the past year: Library 
work. Office: of the County Super- 
intendent of ■Schools, National Re- 
employment 'Service, Puppetry, N- 


Come to the-Al & T. Home Furnish- 
ings and shop for small tables and 
desks, rockers, ' and occasional 
chairs, assorted , steel cabinets, 
dressers of various types, studio 
conches and Irving room suite*. 

FHOX£ (71 

meet the following requirements: 

1. 18-25 years of age. 

2. Not attending school. 

3. "Registjered at the office of 
the National Reemployment Ser- 
vice. ; ) 

4. Certified by the County Relief 
. of fleer. ." }'• """ ' 

The area office is located in this 
city in the new city anditorimn, the 
area supervisor being Marvin Ben- 
son. 'I 

December 31, the National Reem- 
ployment Offices in Minnesota bad 
an active file of 57,825 men and S,- 
955 women having variou R types of 
qualifications tor any types of po- 
sition. Any one of these applicants 
are available to local' employers by 
i Means of stata clearance through 
the local office. 




"Industry i and Consumer Cb-op- 
e^atives•• win be the subject of na- 
tionwide broadcast on America's 
Town Meetuif of the Air, Thurs- 
day, Jan. 14.1 Sponsored by the Na- 
tional Broadcasting Company and 
the' League for Political Education, 
the program will be carried over 
the. Blue Network of Qie NBC 8:30 
to 9:30 Central Standard Time. I 

Murray DJ Lincoln, secretary of 
the Ohio Farm Bureau and director 
of the Co-operative League of U. 
S. A-, will pijesent the case for con- 
sumers co-operativeB. A promin- 
ent industrialist, to be selected by 
the League for:Political Education, 
will be the other participant in the 
twofway dissuasion. 
_A similar 'program on co-opera- 
trves last vear was «ne of the most 
popular of fc« series, states Geo. V. 
Denny, Jr., director of America's 
Town Meeting of the Air. 

For the month of December 64S 
recontacts by applicants were 
made; 61 men and 18 women regis- 
tered with the Service for the first 
time. Seventy-three persons were 
referred to jobs. 

This is the time for applicants 
to renew their applications for em- 
ployment and to be sure that you 
are registered for the position you 
are qualified and interested in se- 

More and better orders have been 
placed with the office during the 
last couple months. Such openings 
as bookkeeper, stenographer, typ- 
ist hotel clerk, electrician, office 
clerk and aa3es clerk hav e been 
filled by the local office recently 

amount will be at stake in 193S, 
before another Legislature meets. 

. "The public and 'the Legislat- 
ure", Commissioner ;Elsberg's re- 
commendations to Governor Ben- 
son stated, "must soon choose be- 
tween the abandonment cf a nor- 
mal ■highway improvement pro- 
gram or the adoption of a schedule 
of motor vehicle and motor fuel 
taxes high enough to meet the cost 
of such a program." 

The commissioner adhered to his 
statement made during December 
that he would make no effort to 
influence the Legislature as what 
policy it should choose. He did 
advise, however, that legislation be 
enacted which would put the High- 
way department on ' a pay-as-you- 
go basis, Sf> that road dollars will 
go for roadq instead of to pay in- 
terest on bond indebtedness. 

A pay-as-you-go policy, he said, 
only can be accomplished either by 
eliminating road construction or by 
increasing current revenues to 
match federal aid funds, meet state 
obligations on other federal funds, 
and provide state funds for roads 
on which no federal aid is avail- 

. The report points out that ther 
1933 legislature added 4,500 miles 
cf county road* to the state trunk 
system, increasing its mileage 55 
percent, and at the same time re- 
duced mstor vehicle licenses and 
left gasoline taxes unchanged. This 
provided no means for "financing 
the improvement and maintenance 
of the enlarged trunk system.", and ha^ yet been provided, the re- 
port adds, at the same time satin? 
forth that the 1935 legislature met 
th e critical situation by authoriz- 
ing further bond issues -to finance 
matching of federal aid. 

Commissioner EUberg cited that 
bond charges now take "more than 
one-fourth of the current income 
of the Highway department every 
year." He advised the governor 
that complete details of th e finan- 
cial . problems cf the department 
will be presented to the proper le- 

gislative . committees, but express- 
ed it as his belief that the "inter- 
est^ of the motorists and the public 
will be best served by making a 
substantial increase in current re- 
venues for. the trunk highway sys- 

How this can be accomplished is 
a matter for legislative determina- 
tion, the commissioner 'said; abid- 
ing by his earlier assertion that 
tne Highway department will maiie ■ 
no campaign for revenues. • -. 

Commissioner . Elsberg stressed 
the importance of growing -public 
den:and for safer roads, separated! 
traffic lines, separated crossings, 
widening and straightening of old- 
er highways and greater sight dis- 
tances on curves and hills. .- 

Twc specific measures were sug- 
gested in the interest of safety: 
first, adequate provision for •finan- 
cing and maintenance of the Driv- 
ers License Division and enforce- 
ment of the law that created it; 
and second, legislation t meet the 
growing traffic problem* produced 
by increasing numbers of ""house- 
trailers". In this regard h e urgei 
thai .regulation b e adopted impDS'- 
ing minimum standards of con- 
struction, brakes, c!;aranre -lights, 
reai vision, and couplings. 

He a!s> ' cited the empIovn:ent- 
provided by road construction. 
m-ger great study and care in ad- 
dition of any more routed to '.he 
trunk system- in view of the *jre- 
sent situation, and asked that au- 
thority b e given the department to 
borrow from available state funds' 
to av;id temporary financial em- 
bar.-ssment .if the legislature- ex- 
lends the time for payment of li- 
cense fees.' 

Th P report warned that refunds 
of gasoline taxes have spread to- 
so many fieids and reached such 
brpesum, that these laws should 
be strengthened to prevent abuse 
of the privileges .originally intend- 
ed. It urged further legislative " 
study .of means to tax other motor 
fuels c:ming into competition w>.h 
gasoline, but not now taxable. 

Sen. E. L. Tungsetfc Bpent the 
week end here as the state legis- 
lature took a three day recess ov- 
er Sunday. He returned to St. Paul 
Monday evening. j 

Oscar Kolstad of Eraluti was a 
caller in this city Friday, when he 
came from Warren, where he bad 
spent some time visiting hi3 sis- 
ter. Mrs, Lawrence Wilson. Prom 
here he went to St. Hilaire, where 
he will spend some time with rela- 

i llNNOmCIMEVte 

Xsareth Lutheran: | 

DiTine worship at 11. 1 

Sunday school at 9:45. : 

'Confirmation' at 1:00 and 2:30. 

Lather League at 8:00. 
SDrer Creek Lutherma: 
- DiTin. mjrship -with Holy Com- 
munion at "2:00. 


That Cough With 


C.L. Cough Syrup, 
C.L. Chest Rub, 
C.L. Chest Rub, 

In minor coughs and colds CAMPO-LYPTUS 
preparations have been found to be much more 
^ffective than the ordinary cold remedy. 

Sold Only at Your Walgreen System 
Drug Store! 



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Xotice is hereby given that the 
'mortgage made by Courtice Eshel- 
!iy aud Edna Bslu-lby, his wife, 
n;Ortgagors, to the State of Minne- 
sota, mortgagee, dated June 7th. 
101S, and recorded with Register 
c-f Deeds of Pennington County, 
Mmueictu, on June 14th. 1928, at 
11:00 o'clock A. M.. in Book 77. of 
Moripages. on pag-=i 363, will be 
i>«TflOEed by a snle:o£ the folloiy- 
:»:■.; jn-i'mises described in said 
ir,i-nuL>i-e, aituate in Pennington 
O.ntntv. Minnesota, to-wit: 

It.,. Smith Half of ihe South- 
east Quarter (S^SEtt). ex- 
L(.'[.tini; light of .way of the 
Minneapolis, Saint Paul and 
S; ill; Sis Mar'.e Railway Com- 
r-ar.-, alsj t,lmt portion of the 
^cni-'t-a^: Quaiier of tlie South- 
v.i-si Q.iaiu-r (SK 1 .. of SW*/.J 
i> iiiii and being Kast of the 
r:.-ht r.i way of the Great Noiv 
th.rr. r.i'.ilwav Company, all in 
Section Twenty-one (-1); also 
Lot Two (-). beihs that por- 
tion of the Southwest Quarter 
o: the Southwest Quarter 
ISWU of SWVi) lying and be- 
ing West of Thief River in 
Section Twenty-two (22); all 
of ' the for: gain's described 
real estate being ;in Township 
One Hundred Fifty-Four (154) 
North, .of Range: Fort^'-three 
(43) West, containing 137.75 
acres, more or less, according 
to the Government survey 
thereof, / 

which said sale will bejriade by 
the Sheriff of Pennington County, 
Minnesota, at the frjont door of the 
Court House in the City of Thief 
itiver Falls, Minnesota, on Satur- 
day, January 30th. 1937, at Ten 
o'clock A. M., to pay the amount 
then due on said mortgage and the 
legal disbursements. There is 
claimed to be due ; on said mort- 

gage at the date* of this notice the 
sum 'of $4953.31, and the further 
sums of $81.44, taxes, and $73.80, 
insurance, paid by the mortgagee, 
with interest being a total of 

Dated December 14, 1936. 
*^\ By Theodore H. Arena, 
Conservator of Rural Credit 
C. I<*. Gaarenstroom,' 
Attorney for Mortgagee, 
567 Sta„te Office Building, 
St Paul, Minnesota. 

(Dec. 17— Jan.j 21, 1937) 

of January 1937 a t 10:00 o'clock A. 
•M. why: said petition should not "be 

WITNESS, The Honorable An- 
drew Bottelson, Judge of said 
Court, and ith& seal of said court 
this 6th day of January 1937. 
(SEAL) j 

Andrew Bottelson, 
j Judge of Probate 
H. O. Berve, 
Attorney i for Petitioner, 
Thief River Falls, Minn. 
(Jan. 7-14-21, 1937) 



Licensed Funeral Director 

Amublance ! Service 

Bay Phone *'»1 Sight Phone 148**' 

Wood, Draying, Trucking 

and General Hauling 

City Dray & Transfer 


Phone l"(i or 

Newlaml Crcahi Station 



Northern Suite «ank. 
Special attention {riven lO-.Ci.trac 
tion and jilate. work. 

X-K.iy Didunosis 
I'lione 207 

Thief itiver Bearing Co. 

Thiol River Falls, Minn. 

Phone ItiSW 

Hotor ami Generator Kewindinjr 

Connecting Ru'd and Rebabblttins! 

1 Service 

?^evv and Rebuilt 


Typewriters and Cash Registers 

Sales — Service — Kcntals 


Phone ISIS : Thief River Fall' 

M. D. C.l V. S- 

Expert on all diseases ot poultry 

and other animals 


Phone il">S 



Res. 721 3. Hn'n 

Phone^ 30 

Office S13 Main Ave. H. 

Plume ;372 

(Across from Northern Chevrolet) 

Thief River Fails, Minn. 



That default has occurred In the 
conditions of that certain mort- 
s-dKC dated the 1st day of" August, 
li!£4, executed by JAY A. RAii- 
hi* wife, as mortgagors, to the 
ATION, a. corporation of the Un- 
ited States of America, as mort- 
gagee, and filed for record 
in the office of j the Register 
of Deeds in and for the County 
of Pt -nnington, and! State of Min- 
nesota, on the 13th [day of August, 
103-1, at 1 o'clock P. M., and re- 
erded in Book 88 of Mortgage Re- 
cords, page 6; that n-o action or 
proceeding has been instituted at 
law tc recover the debt secured by 
^ said mortgage, or any part there- 
vof; that there is due and claimed 
tj be due upon said mortgage, in- 
cluding interest to date hereof, the 
cf Four Hundred. Thirty-three 
and 56-100 Dollars '($433.56), in- 
cluding the sum of Seventy-three 
and 25-100 Dollars < ($73.25) ad- 
vanced for the -payment of taxes, 
ami that pursuant fea the power of 
sale therein contained, said mort- 
gage will be foreclosed and the 
tract of land lying and being in the 
County of Pennington, State of 
Minnesota, described as follows, 
Lots Twenty-three (23) and 
Twenty-foux (24), of Block; 
Twenty-five (25), in the Town- 
■ site of Red Lake Rapids, now 
ft part of the City of Tnlef 
River Falls, according to the 
map or plat thereof on file and 
of record in the loffice of the 
Register of Deeds in and for 
eaid County and State; 
will be sold by the sheriff of said 
county at public auction on tha 
.10 lp day of January, 1937, at 10:00 
o'clock A. M.. at the front door of 
th.2 Court House in the City of 
ThiP-f River Falls, in said county 
and mate, to pay the debt then se- 
cured by said mortgage and taxes, 
if any. -sri said premises and tue 
costi and disbursements allowed 
by law, subject to redemption 
wijmin twolve months from said 
date of saw. 

Dated December 15. 1936. 


H. O. Chommie, 
Attorney for Mortgagee, 
Thief River Falls, Minn. 

(Dec. 17— Jan. fcl. 1937) j 

Luther League meets Sun- 
day evening at- 8 o'clock. 

The, Ladies Aid will be enter- 
tained] hy Mrs. O. Ronkin and Mrs. 
Lloyd Nelson, Friday, Jan. 15. 

Confirmation class on Friday at 
3:15 I-, in. 



Young people's legion every Tues 
day at 7 p.m. 

Band of Love every Tuesday a. 
S:00 p. m. 

Songsters every Thursday at . 

Band practice every Thursday at 
S a. m. ' L „ 

Corps cadets every Friday at 7 
p. m. . 

Sunday school every Sunday at 
2:30 p. m. 

Salvation meeting every Sunday 
ai 7:30 p. hi. 

Topic this week: "The Pleasure 
of Knowing." 

Home League menrbers please 
take note! League meeU Satur- 
day at 5 p. m. instead of Thurs- 
day.! ; ^_ 


Friday, Jan. 22: Bethel Ladies 
Aid meets |at Morris Millers at 2:30 
p. m. i , 

Services at Big Grove school 
house at 8 p. in. 

Sunday,] Jan. 24th: 

Services in Miller school house 
at 11:00 a. m. 

■Services in Olovernook school 
house at 2:30 p. m. 

Y. P. S. program at Geo. Vraas at 
8 p. m. 

Everybody welcome to these ser- 


St. H lnire Lutheran: 

Seryices at 11 a, m. ■ English 


Sue day, Jan. 17, Church school 
will Sieet at 9:45. It is hoped that 
all; wUl be present, both teachers 
and pupils. 

Morning worship will be at 11 
o'clock. The pastor will preach 
from,! the theme: Returning to a 
New jBible. The choir will sins a 
selected anthem. 

Ehe Epworth League :will m€-et 

Allj are welccme to the above 

homes of Enok Skramstad and 
Bennie Halson and other friends, 
and wiU leave Thursday, Jan. 14 
for home. 




State of Minnesota 



Zion, City: 

The Luther League meets Thurs- 
day evening thi- .week entertained 
by Mesdames 0. Neset and Alt 
Bredeson. A very good program 
is offered. You are invited to .it- 

The' Jr.: Sewing Circle will have 
its business meeting, Friday even- 
ing this week at the church at 7:30. 

The confirmation clas s meets on 
Saturdays at 10 a- m. . 

Religious instruction classes ev 
ery Wednesday. 

Sunday classes at 9:45. 

English services at 10:15. 
, Norwegian services at 11:20. 

Evening services at 7:45. 

The Sr. Sewing Circle meets on 
Tuesday evening, Jan. 19th enter- 
tained by Mrs, O. Taxeraas at her 

The Ladies Aid meets Thursday 
next week entertained (by Mes- 
'dames R. ■Joringdahl, E. O. Iverson 
ftnd P. Tommerdahl. 
Nordnn: \ , 

Services Sunday at 2 p. m. 


Ed! tor- in -chief — Mickey Peterson 
Asst, Editor — Doris Carlson 
Sports Editor — Jack Longley 
Class Reporters — Ruth Waltonen, 

Donna Schenkey, Marjorle Evans, 

and Borghild Aune. 



Friday, Special prayer service 
and also s ong practice at § p. m. 

.Saturday confirmation 
meets at 10 a. m. 

Sunday school at 9:45 a- m. 

Swedish service at 11 .a. m. 

Communion service at) 3 p. m. 
We invite thosp who are saved to 
come and fellowship with us. 

Wednesday prayer service- at . S 
p.' m • 

St. Hilaire Mission: 

•Saturday confirmation class wiU 
meetl at 10 a. m. 

jGospel service at 8 p. m. on Sun- 


^Sunday school an dBfble clas K at 
10 a.1 m. 

(Morning worship at 11. 

! Evening service at 7:45. 

jPrpycT meeting on Thursday ev- 
ening^thls week at th(» home, of 
Mr. Bert Norby, 237 No. Markley. 

! The sewing circle will meet at 
the parsonage on Friday evening at 
8 1 o'clock. 

j Religious instruction for child- 
ren on Wednesday. 

i Sunday K ch:ol at Valhal at 9:30. 

Two Scenes 

' Every noon anrf every time the 
students pass to classes there is a 
general confusion. There is i. wild . 
rush for the d-or, a squirming and 
crowding to get through, and then 
a wild race down the stairs. Col- 
lision and injury ofU-n result in 
this unruly undegnlfied scene. 

Now. if the* students co-operat3d 
and used their reasoning powers, 
a wholly different scene -would re- 
sult. There would be no wild races 
d-.wn tli fi stairs; instead the stud- 
ents would pais to class quietly 
and courtEously. There would be, 
fewer hurt feelings, fewer injur- 
ed ankles, and less time wasted. 
The pupils in other rooms would 
not be disturbed ' in their work. 
This scs-ne would bp. a quiet, digni- 
fied one wheri ea'-h student re- 
spected the right,, of others. 

It's up to each student individu- 
ally to make his school life what 
he TvishE-s it ;to be. Which of the 
above scenes : appeals to you? 
D. C. 

er Adolf Hitler is a very great 
man, we all love him very, and are 
very tproud of him. ■ The weather 
here i R very cold, the whole tract 
of land Is white from the snee. In 
a shsrt time si the Chris tmast-day, 
of course I am very glad. May I 
write you thp. next letter naif in, 
German and half in English? WiU 
you he so kind, as to tell. me what 
mistaketf-I have made? If you will 
have some. pictures from me I shall 
send you spme. In the hope, that 
this letter has arrived you, I give 
you my kindest regards to your 
parent, brothers, and sisters. - 
Yours truly, 
Ulla Attend erf, 
Seestadt Wismar 
Adolf Hitlerstrasse: 14 


Sunday school -t 10 a. m. 

Morning worship at 11. 

Evening service at 8. j 

The pastor will be at home to 
spea't at both services, j 

Wednesday at 8 p. m. Prayer 
and iBible study. 

Black .Hirer: 

j Sunday, Jan. 17, 11 a. m. Com- 
munion service. 
Clnri, Hazel: 

; Sunday, Jan. 17, 2:00 p. m. Com- 
munion service. 


Door Keys, Yale Keys and Auto- 
mobile Keys for . i nil mates of 
Cars, including 1937 models, and 
keys for any kind of a lock* 
made on short notice at 

Havel's Key & Gun Shop 

407 Arnold Ave. So. Phone 343-.I 


Osteopathic Physician j 

and Surgeon ' 

Acute and Clironic Diseases 

Diseases of, Women and Children 

Piles and Varicose Veins] 

Treated: Without Operation 

Northern State Bank 

Thief Birer Fulls . Minn. 


Memorial Company 

Artistic Monuments at Reasonable 

Prices. Expert : Workmanship 

and Beautiful Designs 

Call or Write 

521 iDewey Ave. K-o. 

Thief Biver Falls, Hinn. 

Phone 16SVf 

County of Pennington ) 

TATE OF Thov: jBlikom, also 
known as Thorn H. Blikom, Deced-" 
ect: ] 

TO Halvor Myrvangi, Ole Blikom. 
John Blikom. Mary Midtli, and all 
persons interested in the final ac- 
count anvi distribution of the es- 
tate of said decEdent:' The repre- 
sentative of the above named de- 
cedent, havirie filed Ijn this Court 
his final account of *the administra- 
tion of the estate of jsaid decedent, 
together with his petition praying 
for the adjustment and allowance 
of said final account and for disr 
tributiDn of the residue of said esf 
tate to the person jthereunto en- 
titled. Therefore, YOU. and EACH 
OP YOU, are hereby cited and re- 
quired to show cause, if any you 
have, before this Court at the Pro- 
bate Court Rooms in tfhe Court 
House in the City of Thief River 
Palls in the County) of Pennington 
State :cf Minnesota; on the 30th day 

— B. C. A. RADIOS— 

Having 1 ; purchased a tube 
tester, bring In your 'tubes 
and have them tested. 
Have also a supply of tubes 
on hand. Also batteries. 

Grygla, Minnesota 



Evangelistic service Friday night 
at S p. m. 
Sunday school at 2 p. m. 

Preaching service at 3 p. m. Sub- 
ject: "Some More Truths on the 
Holy Spirit." We invite- those wJi; 
are seeking light upon this subjejt 
to attend our Sunday afternoon 

Sunday night at 7:45 p. ni. Sub- 
ject: "Rejecting God and Not Man". 
This will prove to be a very inter- 
esting-subject as some comparisons 
between the government of Israel 
under the judge K and the govern- 
ment of the United States will toe- 

Grygla Lutheran Churches 

Sunday, Jan. 17th: Services will 
be held at the Moose River church 
at 11 a. m. 

Sunday, Jan. 24th: Services in 
the ^Grygla church at 11 a. m. 

Zion .Ladies Aid meets at James 
Teigland's Wednesday, Jan. 20. 

St. Petri Ladies Aid meets at the 
Amund Olson home Jan. 21. 


! -Morning worship at 11. Special 
choir anthem. Sermon subject. 
Luke 19, 1-10, "Why Has Jesus 
Come?" i 

! Sunday school and Bible classes 
at l<| a-'m. I 

i No evening worship. ! 

; Ar nual business meeting of the 
Trih ty congregation ori Tuesday 
evening, Jan. 19th. at S.| 

: Religious instruction on Wednes. 

Choir rehearsal on Thursday ev- 
ening at 7:3Q. 

: Confirmation classes meet every 
Saturday forenoon, at 9 and 10. 

: Always a hearty welcome. 


The High School cager R met de- 
feat at the hands of the strong 
Warroad quint Friday evening, 
January 8. The boys did -very well, 
however, considering th e odds that 
were against them. Two of the 
Middle River regulars were forced 
to leave the game because of fouls. 
Warrcad had an advantage of larg- 
er players on the home floor. The 
scores we;e 23 to 13 in favor of 
Warroad. The nert home game will 
b e played with Badger Tuesday ev- 
ening, January 19th. 


Parcel Shower 

iMrs. Henry Tolefson. Mrs. Swan- 
son, Mrs. Easthouse, and Mrs. Ed- 
seth were hostesses at. a parcel 
shower complimenting Mrs. To lei" 
Tolefson, at the home of Mrs. Ht:n- 
rv Tolefson Frida^_afiernoon. Tne 
efuest of honir received many love- 
ly gifts. At four o'clock a delici- 
ous lunch was served by the hji- 
tLsses. Those who participated :n 
the party were: Mrs. J. A. and Guy 
McNally. Mrs: Payne. Mrs. Sund- 
quist, Mrs. Disrud, Miss Sagen, 
Mrs. Olga Peterson, Mrs. McDon- 
ald, Mrs. C. Christianson, Mrs. L. 
Nelson and Mrs. Day. 

Olson attended both shows at Thief 
River* Palls Saturday night. 

Lloyd Nelson and John Swanson 
were delegates to a Farmer-Labor 
convention at Mahnomen Saturday. 
Mr. Swanson returned the same- 
day, but Mr. Nelson went n u to 
Minneapolis on business. 

Mr. and Mrs. Jerstad spent the 
week end 1 nThief River Falls 
seeking medical aid for their baby, 
.who is having trouble with his 

The Ladies Aid of Go3dridg e Lu- 
theran church will mt-et Friday tha 
lljth at the church parlors. Mrs. 
Nelson and Mrs. Ronkin will serve. 
This is the annual meeting, elec- 
tion of officers, etc., and all mem- 
bers are urged to b=- present. 

Ijloyd NeUon and m:ther, Mrs. 
Ida Nelson, visited their .brother 
and son at Middle River Thursday. 

Emma Swanson. and Viola and 
Esther- Sund =pent the' week end 
at John Swamon's. 

Gearge Diehl of Hieftlanding was 
a Goodridge caller Tuesday. 

Professor and Mrs. Disrud were 
supper guests at the Rev. Bjorgan 
home Sunday. 

Rev. Bjorgan was a business call; 
er in Thief River Falls Monday. . 

Mrs. Olqa Petersen is enjoying 
an extended visit from her moth- 
er. Mrs. LE-e. 

Jack- Ornson is helping at the 
creamery during Mr. -Nelson's ab- 

Contestants Chosen for Local De- 
clamatory Contest 

The following students have been 
chosen to take part in the local 
declamatory contest: oratory. Jack 
Longley; humorous division, Ruby 
Riisherg and Marion Anderson; dra- 
matic division, Olga Underdahl. 
Donna Schenkey, Lillian Peterson, 
Elaine Wallin, and Amelia Wappu- 
la. The date for the sub-district 
contest has not yet been set. 

Miscellaneous Notes 
The Seniors held a class meeting 
last Friday to choose their class 
color and fitower. Rose and silver 
were chosen for the colors, an J 
American Ros fi for the flower. 

Tne Sophomores have started 
the reading pf short stories. 

The Freshmen spent one class 
period in the study of a daily 
newspaper, the different sections, 
the editorials, and special writers. 
They also learned how to read a 
newspaper correctly. 


Name — William Halme 

Age— 17 ; 

Hobby — Hunting 

Favorite Sony — Chapel in -\ 

Fav:rite Saying — I don't know. 
Favorite subject — Chemistry. 
Future Ambition—Unknown. 


Goodridge Lutheran: ' 
Sunday school at 10 a. m. 


Thief RiTer Falls, Minnesota 
Edward Bratrud, F. A. C. 8. 

Consultation — Surgery — Urology : 
Dr. A. M. Smith, X-Ray : [ . 

Dr. L lo. Culver, Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat 
Dr C "W. Froata, Ohsterics and Gynecology 
; Dr. R. V. Sherman, Internal Medlcin^ 
I 'Dr. B. M. Sorenson, Pediatrics 

! B. I. Froilana, Business Manager 



;401 North Knight Avenue 

Telephone 1 350 Thief River Falls 

Helped pain 

Bead how Br. Peter's Knriko help 
{Mrs. Bossbach gain 35 lbs. 

Mrs. Marie Bossbach, San 'Francis- 
co, CaUf 

"For over six months, I suffered 
from lack ot appetite^ due to faul- 
ty digestion and elimination.' Dr. 
Peter's Kuriko helped ine restore 
my appetite and helped -me gain 
35 lbs." { 


Kuriko. a time-proven family 
medicine has helped] many thou- 
sands gain weight because it helps 
restore appetite. It tones the 
stomach, regulates the bowels. In- 
creases .the urinary jflow and re- 
moves unhealthy waste matter 
from the system. Thus, it has a 
"beneficial effect upon the general 
state' of health. Our medicines are 
not offered to druggists, but only 
to authorized local agents. "Write 
today about our generous trial 

bottle to Dr. Peter 

Sons; Co., Dopt. R2532, 2501 Wash- 

ington Blvd., Chicagc 


Fahrney & 



The Record's "Cole" is shining 
brightly at Gatzke. Orville Olson, 
(Cole) is officiating as postmaster 
at Gatzke for a month during the 
absence of p:stmaster Ray Mul- 
holland. who is on a vacation. Mr. 
Mulholland left here Sunday for 

WJe were misinformed; in writing 
our [last 'week's local i regarding 
Miss Violet Stephen's trip to Grand 
Forks. Owing to the stormy wea- 
therj and bad roads, Mrs. Stephens 
and son Richard did not take har 
over, but instead she went by bus 
from Thief River Falls. : 
: Mr. and Mrs. Martin Hanson re- 
turned from their holiday visit 
with Mrsj Hanson*a relatives at 
S'kime just in time for their daugh- 
ter to return to school. 
: Mrs. Blaine Anderson of Minne- 
apolis is visiting her parents, Mr. 
and Mrs. A. E. Blom. 

Tied Dovre is assisting Sam Kit- 
tola In the management of the Co- 
Op: oil station. 

1 Th e 3oo of setting up the butter- 
milk dryer at the creamery was 
completed last -Sunday and the ap- 
paratus tried out. From now on 
thejmachlne will toe In operation in 
the | drying of all -buttermilk of the 
creamery, and prdbaJbty that of 
other creameries in nearby towns. 
' Ole Brenna has been crippled up 
somewhat this winter, necessitat- 
ing! his walking with a cane for a 
while, <but we are glad to note that 
he [was in town the first of this 
week getting around without the 
cane. - 

' Mis« Mabel Anderson, daughter 
of Mrs. Nordine, who has been 
helping out in the Record office, 
left Monday for the home of her 
grandfather at Lancaster. This 
leaves the Record shop short hand- 
ed and means more hustling on ed- 
itotir Nordine's part. 

The Independents will play bas- 
ketball with the Roseau aggrega- 
tion Saturday night preceding , the 
danice. j 

! The Gleaners will meet with Mrs. 
Wright on Janj 19th. 
; Mrs. Carrier, has been confined 
to her home for several days- .with 
a severe cold, j 

: Mrs. Robert Evans of Greenbush 
spent Sunday here with friends. 
\ We are glad to report that Mrs. 
Tol^ef Skramstad, -who was report- 
ed last week as toeing ill in a hos- 
pital in Thief. River Falls, is ma- 
terially improved. 
■ Mrs. E. D. Skramstad of Ken- 
sington, Minn., is visiting at the 

A Letter I'rom a German 

DorU Carlson was the recipient 
of this letter from ~ Mrl in Ger- , 
many. The letter has not been 
changed at all in printing. Doris 
has answered this letter, writing 
in German. 
My Dear Doris, 

To-dav I have got your address, 
and immediately I will write a let- 
ter to you. I lupe and wish, that 
we shall become very good friends, 
and that we tell us very much from 
us, and our country. I am fifteen 
years old, and in the fourth classe 
of the- Lyzeum. I have in tne 
year English. My father i K an in- 
genieur. I am as the youngest yet 
allone in the home of my parents. 
1 havp. two brothers, called Carl 
and Hermann, the eldest studies 
medrcin in Ko"nigsberg Ostpreu- 
sen, he U twenty three years old. 
The second, twenty-one years old. 
shall become an officer, now he is 
two months a soldier. We live\on 
the Baltic, our town is very old 
and pretty, old nice' houses, and 
wonderful churches here are to be 
seen. I have seen many parts of 
Germany, my father is an 03t- 
preuse, and my mother Is from 
the river Rhein. I am. so as all 
the boys and girls, a Hitler-girl, 
and on Monday and Thursday we 
have home-afternoons. Our Fuehr- 

■Mt. and Mrs. Roy Wiseth enter- 
tained Saturday evening in their 
lovely new home north of tc-wn. 
Whist was played at five 1 tables'. 
Mrs. Osmund Urdahl won ladies 
prize and Nick Urdahl the mens 
prize. Those who enjoyed the oc- 
casion were: Mr. and .Mrs, Osmund 
Urdahl, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Urdahl, 
Mr. and Mrs. Ole- Prestebak, Mr. 
and Mrs. Harold South, Mr. and 
Mrs. V. C. McLeod. Mr. and Mrs. C. 
Christianson, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. 
Peterson and Mr. and Mrs. T. A. 

Hubert Rockne, Earl Wayne and 
Clair McEnally attended the ock- 
ey game in Thief River Falls ou 

Mrs. A. B. Jrsephson was a Thief 
River Falls visitor Wednesday. 

Mr. and Mrs. Jay Payne visited 
their daughter Mrs. Wayne, who is 
still confined .in the hospital - :n 
Thief River Falls. Her condition 
is about the same. 

The program committee for the 
Community club, which will be 
held Jan. 29 met at the J. Chris ti- 
itnson home Friday evening and 
madp plans fo*- a splendid program. 

Mr. and Mrs. Gene Williams. 3il_ 
ly Peterson and Harry McDonald" 
wire Thi Q f River Falls visitors on 

Mary Maney of Grygla was a 
business caller in our town be- 
tween busses on Wednesday. 

Billie Peterson has return 2d 
horns- after bavins spont the holi- 
day vacation "-itli his grandpar- 
ents and uncle at Grygla. 

Dan Payne of Grygla called on 
friends in town Monday. 

Mrs. Jor Christianson and Mari- 
lyn have returned afier having 
spent seme .time aft her pareuLs* 
home at Climax. 

Carl Elg of Eric- has reui-eu the 
repair shop at Olson s garage and 
is ready t n d-ctor the ailing autus. 

Owen Olson was a business call- 
er in Thief River Falls Saturday. - 

There are many cases of the fiu 
reported in our town for the past 
week. They ar P E. L. Peterson, 
Edith and Marion, Tom, Truman 
.and Vernon Belland, Owen Olson. 
\ B. Jasephson, Rarel and Dan; 
Mis s Sogen; Mrs. Casper Iverson 
and Evi-lyn; John Hoppe, Carl Linu 
strom and Clair 'McEnally. A 
great many students are -c-ut ot 

Jav Payn« and Carl Johnson at- 
tended to business in Thief River 
Falls Thursday. Charley Josepn- 
son substituted for Carl on the 
Grygla mail route. 

John Rustad visited in town en 
Sunday. [ 

Arnold* Gonnering visited over 
night Thursday night with old 
school friends. 

Junkr Olson spent the week end 
with Robert; Stuart at his home 
near Grygla. 

George Poppenhagen, who has 
been the congenial proprietor of 
the L. O. L. station for the past 
year, resigned this week and left 
on Sunday for his home in Thief 
River Falls, where he will be em- 
ployed with the Barzen company. 
Charles Josephson U the new pro- 

Charles Josephson, George Pop- 
penhagen, and Vern and Kenneth 

We Pay Highest Prices- 
Call or Write 

Philco & Zenith 


Battery and Electric 


6-Tolt Wind 



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A' Vital Truth On Which The World Has Gone Astray 
Cbme and aee the beautiful stereoptlcon pictures and hear 
Bible 'question auawered and beautiful gospel songs suns. 

Corner of Bridge St. and Conley At&, Thief IRuer Falls, Minn. 

An important lecture you can't afford to miss. 

The origin, development, and ultimate stand of our nation por- 
trayed. Jame3 Ward. 

: Come and find cut where It is on display. 


James Ward & David Gulbrandson, Evangelists 


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1 oji don't have to watt 
to talk with the daughter 
who is away . .'. she can 
come home every Sun- 
day by long distance tel- 

Whenever you wish 
you can hold reunions 
by telephone . . . Sun- 
day is a good time for 
' the lowest rates are in 
... whether you ask for 
a specified person or for 
anyone available at the 
telephone called. 

Long distance oparaiors will 
be glad to tell yoa tne rate 
to any place at any time. 


Long Distance Rates 
Have Been Reduced 
Eight Times in 10 Years 


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kgttfttrtj Correspondence 


^ Gust Anderson left last week fcr 
'^estt-e. ^ash.. to attend to busi- 
ness matters.' Enroute there he 
■will -also visit with his son and 
'aaugnter-in-law. Mr. and Mr= 
Tloyd Anderson at Wolf*: Point 
ilon'tana. . 

Mrs. Jerry Hruby was a ousines- 
caller in Thief River Falls' Thurs- 
day. ■ - * | 

Funeral services wer P conducted" 
'or little Ralph Ristau, Irom the 
German church : Thurs- 
day at 2 P. M. by R£v. E. W. Bau- | 
maim.' Interment wa, made in th:r 
German cemetery, north of Mavie. 

Hiving spent a few weeks at the 
home of his sister, Mrs. H. Wag- 
n-er at St. Cloud. J:hn Clausen re- 
turned here Monday of last week..' 

Melvin Safao was a business call- 
er in Thier River Falls Saturday. 

Marilyn Baumann returned "to 
be,- home Thursday evening, aft^r 
-'.aving spent three days at^a. hos- 
pital in Thief River Falls for me- 
dical care. 

Mrs. C. Swenson of Holt, attend- 
ed the funeral services for her 
kittle nephew Ralph Ristau j at Ma- 
rif. Thursday. Mrs. Swenson was 
formerly Nellie Wing. | 

Carl Nelson transacted business 
:n Thief River FalU Saturday. '.- 

Miss Flora Schroeder of i Thief 
River Falls was a caller at the Rev. 
Baumann h:nie Thursday and also 
attended the funeral of Ralph Ris- 

Leonard Sanders of Thief River 
Fills . jcalled at the home of his 
brother. Emil on Saturday. : 

.._ ..mi s ut t ed ousmess in Thief 
F.;ver Fal's Thurstfav. 

Bj. Bjornaraa visited at the John 
Arntspa home- Sunday afternoon. 


Lonergan. Attendance prize I was 
won by Mrs. John Xorby. The sea- 
son prizes wer=- won by Mrs. Theo. 
Lemieux and John Sthaack. Lunch 
wa s served by the Mesdames 1 Paul- 
La Voie, Win. Hesse, Lamie Morris- 
sette and Miss Cr^scenz Endexle. 


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The [Nazareth Ladies Aid will be- 
held at the Nazareth church, af- 
ter service* on Sunday, Jan. ;31. 

Gunaay Sannes left for North- 
ome last Monday, where he will 
be employed. 

Ole ^End ,01af Olson were callers 
in Thief River Falls Saturday. 

The Nazareth congregation has 
purchased a new heater for the 

Miss Luella Hanson U a student 
- at the Northwest School of Agri- 
cnlture at Crookston, She was ac- 
companied to Crookssoa on Monday 
bj.Sanna and Harry Hanson. 

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Arveson 
were business callers in Thief Riv- 
er Falls Saturday. 

Mrs. Signe Thompson received 
wurd from Eransvill e on Thursdav 
tfcst her nephew. Tommy Homme 
. had been accidentally killed. He 
was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ole 
Hommft of F^ansville. ' Mrs 
Thompson and Halvor Hoftn left 
:or Evansvilie on Friday. 

A. E. Caswell, our mail carrier, 
Js on the sick list. Ole Hamre of 
Trail is our substitute mail carri- 
i w. 

Rev. Sigurd Fladmark. H. T Han 
■ son and son Harry, and Bj. Bjorn- 

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Eoylan, 
Orren, Cassavant and Richard Cas- 
savant motored to Lenirby Satur- 
day, where Mr. and airs. Boylan 
and Orren Cassavant are emp'hv- 

Louis and James Hance trans- 
acted business in Gentillv on Mon- 

Alfred Hance was a business call 
er m Crookston Tuesday afternoon. 

Peter Drees. Joseph Hout, and 
Aibin Guzek transacted business in 
Red Lake Falls Thursdav after- 

Sclina Remick arrived "V\edn3s- 
day to visit a few days with her 
sister. Mrs. Rose Jones. 

Sylvia. Paquin returned to her 
heme Saturday, after spending a 
few days with her grandfather. 
James Hsnce. 

"Wilfred Cassavant underwent a 
( minor operatim at the Crookstcn 
i Clinic Wednesday. 
1 aiik e Peppin- motored to"Crooks- 
ton Tuesday to serve as a pallbear- 
er for John Go-gun, who died'- on 
Friday, Jan. i_ 

John Fridgen and Andrew Kropp 
motored to Red Lake Fall s Friday. 
They- w-ere accompanied back by 
the Misses Agne s and Genevieve 
Drees, who ar e attending high 
school there. 

Everett Kropp called at the 
Wayne Kropp home Wednesday af- 

Max Rui and Mos e ' Mixeault 
called at the Howard Jehson home 
Wednesday afternoon. 

Led Peppin 13 now- employed at 
the- Howard Jenson heme for" a few 

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Emery St. Mitchell was baptized 
Sunday. He *a= named Roger Jo 
seph. '. 

Louis Landa visited at the And- 
rew Kropp home Sunday afternoon. 

Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Kieland vis- 
ited with Mrs. Kieland's parents 
Mr. and Mrs. Math Jenson, Sunday 

Edwin Langlie and Armand'Dan- 
duran went tD Red Lake- Falls on 
Wednesday to join a number of 
others who were leaving forfXC 
camps th?+ day. ; 

Roy Halseth spent Sunday :with 
his family in Grand Forks. j 

Mr. and airs. Geo. St. Louis were 
visitors in. Thief River Falls on 
Thursday. . : 

Miss Evelyn Anderson, who has 
been enjoying a vacation at! the 
Oscar Anderson home, returned to 
Crookston Tuesday to resume] her 
duties as nurse. ; 

Andrew Willett, who is employ- 
ed at Crookston, visited Sunday at 
the home r* his parents. Mr. and 
Mrs. Frank Willett. j 

J. W. Pahkn and Lars Haga^eft 
Saturday on a fishing trip to Bau- 

According to an announcement 
made by Rev. Henry N. Lindholm, 
pastor of the Presbyterian church. 
services will be discontinued in 
Plummer during January and Feb- 

Mrs. Emma Williams has return- 
ed to her home hets. after a two 
weeks* visit with relatives at Ste- 
phens. aiinnL 

-Mrs. W .H, Lewis and daughter 
Audrey of .aiinneapolis spent th^ 
past week at the G. A. Krneger 


The Plummer Cards again fell 
before the onslaught of th e alunmi 
team. The score was 19 to 18. Tne 
Cards showed the ill effects* of a 
long vacation but are again coming 
along in great style. 

The Plummer-Crookston B team 
box score 

Hemly . 
Ripple, (Capt.) 
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Miss Joyce Pahlen of Red Lake 

Falls sp ; -n: ; . Sunday at the h^hie 
of her parents, air. and Mrs. J "W. 

Pahlen. ;■ 

Paul La Vine, who has been em- 
ployed at Tnief River Fails for the 
past two months, has resumed his 
work here on th=- S^o line. 

Miss Moose of Harlow, S. Dak., 
visited several days last week at 
the S. J. Rice home. 

airs. Lami e aiorrissette left on 
Tuesday fo r Greenwaid, Minn., 
where she .will make an extended 
visit. i 


This Man Lost 
His Job! 


fl'halen — Guillemette ' 

A marriage cf much interest to 
many of the young folks of the 
community especially, occurred on 
Dec. 28 when Hiss Rose iL Whalen 
ceeame th? bride of Roland L 
Guillemette. son of Mr. and' Mrs 
Ernest Guillemette of Red iLak s 
Falls, at St. .Mary's church in Red 
Lake Falls., Rev. Henrv Reiser of- 
ficiated. Miss Eunice Guillemette 
sister of the groom and Tliomas 
Whalen. brother of the bride. 1 w°r- 
the attendants The bride former- 
ly attended high/school here and 
fca 3 many friends who wis* : them 
tappiatss. Mr. and Mrs. Gnillem- 
en e will make their home in Du- 
luth. where he is employed. ] 

Miss Agnes Haugen of Minn-apo 
li!-. local Ttlynd Sth grade teacher" 

He Bid Sot Bealixe the 

Importance of Keeping Ifell 

a.t.AII Times! 

2ren though times are getting 
better, many people will be out of 
Tork because, they fail to take 
good, care of themselves. Yon can 
belp maintain your health "with 


Por OTer 150 years tibia time- 
proren family remedy baa been of 
t Tenable help to thousands suffer- 
ing from; 






ffie to faulty eliminatioii. KnT-itrn 
%ones the stomach, regulates the 
bowels, helps remove ^ injurious 
1r as"e matter from the system, and 
thereby improves the general state 
or health. Not to be had in drug 
stores, but only through our spe- 
cially appointed agents. j 

rx-KTered Free of Duty in Canada. 

returned here" the middle of 
week. Miss Laura Almqui3t 
sntuted during her absence 

Mrs. Mauritz Brink of Gladstone 
Mien., spent the past week vis-t- 

i^-r! 6 - 1 ? o? 5 2r ' d Iriend s herj and 
in Thin River Falls. ° 

Electric lights have been install- 
ed at the skating rink this I past 

Mr - f=d Mrs. Harold HolmJ and 
son Billy visited Saturday evening 
at the nome of Mr. and Mrs. Arvid 
Dahlstrom. ; 

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Johnson and' 
son Stanley, accompanied by Rog- 
er Roy. and Theo. Johnson of Tur- 
iSff - Cal - """tored to Manitoba, N 
Oak^ Sunday and spent the ! day 
visiting relatives. They returned 
the (same evening. | 

Miss Laura Almquist returned to 
her teaching duties near Plummer 
on Sunday alter spending three 
weeks Christmas vacation at the 
home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs 
Jens Almquist. 

Mr. and Mrs. Arvid DaMstrom 
and daughter : Marilyn visited 1 at 
the laoyd Johnson home Sunday. 
Mr. and Mrs. N. E. Beebe, Mr 
and Mrs. Harry Winter and" fam- 
ily, Anna, and Ed Rosette, Mr. and 
Mrs. Gun. Lindquist and family 
Art Jacoibsera, Effle Fredricksoi 
and Mrs. Maurrtz Brink of Glad- 
stone, Mich-, were entertained at a 
dinner Sunday at the- V. G. Brink 
home, jpth Mrs. Brink- and Mrs. 
Gunnard Lrndquist as hostesses. 

Ray Hanson left Saturday for 
Minneapolis where he will i£ em- 
ployed in radio work. 

^^i^ Mra - Blmer Johnson and 
son Stanley, Mr. and Mrs. Ltoyd 

i ^S ^^ Theo " Johnson of Tur 
lock. Cal, were entertained Monday 
■evening at the Arvid Dahlstrom 


Er. Peter Fahrney £ Sons Co 
i>ept. D2532, 2501 -R-ashington 
Blvd.. ; 

Chicago, : m 
Send me immediately a generous 
*ize. 14 oz. trial bottle: of Dr. Pet- 
er's. Kuriko, postage paid, for 
■rrnich I enclose $L00. 

Kame ; 

AddresR ' 

Post Office 

Entertains Bridge Clnb 

Mrs. John Norby was hostess to 
the members of the Hylo Bridge 
club at her home Thursday even- 
ing, Jan. 7. Bridge was played at 
three tables. High honors were 
won by Mrs. Jas. Jackson. A de- 
licious lunch was served hy the 
hostess at the close of the evening. 

Final Card Party of Series 

The twelfth-rand last card party 
of a series being sponsored byiSL 
Vincent's Ladies Aid was held: in 
the church basement Sunday even- 
ing, Jan. 10. Prizes for high score 
were awarded to Mrs. Theo. Lem- 
leax and John Schaack and ibr 
low to Mrs. Jas. Ford and WJ T. 

Mrs. Gee. St. Louis visited with 
friends at Red Lake Falls. Friday 
and Saturday. ■ 

Joseph and James Mack were 
Thief River Falls visitors Tuesday 

W. D. and Postmaster R. A. Len- 
nihan of Red .Lake Falls called on 
friends here Monday. 

Mrs. Mary Eifert and Mrs. Geo. 
St. Louis visited" Sunday at the 
Theo. Laniel : home in Brooks. 

Miss Frances Shanahan of Thief 
River Falls visited at the Eifert 
and St. Louis homes Thursday, j 
The Plummer Co-operative 
Creamery association held its an- 
nual meeting and election of /fa- 
cers at the Municipal AuditoMum 
Mondaj-, Jan. ill. The following 
ofacers were elected: president, O. 
E. Wilson; vice president, Anton 
Lee: secretary-treasurer, H. H. 
Fredrickson; directors. Geo. Orr 
and Carl Sorenson. Free lunch 
was served at boon. I 


The enrollment for the eitensicij 
work offered by the Plummer Pub- 
lic School on Tuesday and Thursl 
day evening of each week has ir> 
creased. Work is offered in typing- 
shorthand, book-keeping, and agri- 
culture. It is] not :oo"late toien- 
roll. All interested are ur'gEo' to 
attend. i ~ ■ 

Hct lunches have become more 
popular than ever and the number 
served has increased appreciably 
since the cold weather set in. All 
welcome this service and the dish- 
es prepared by those in charge. 

The camera club has taken up 
the developing of film. A small 
group is chosen for each demon- 
stration by Mr. Adrian and_ then 
the owner of a film develops his 
own film according : to directions 
and the instructions received in 
the demonstration. 

Work on the. declamations and 
the orations has been intensified' 1 
and soon all contestants will be 
ready for the "polishing off" pro- 
cess. The local contest will be held 
some time in the next three or four 

At their assembly meeting Fri- 
day afternoon the Junior and Sen-' 
ior high school had" the meaning 
and value of an annual explained 
to them. All were enthusiastic for 
an annual and sold on the idea of 
having a good one. The start was 
introduced to th e assembly and re- 
ceived promise of wholehearted 
support from the student body 
Each class president spoke for his 
own class. The annual is sponsor- 
ed by the senior class, although 
the Junior class is cooperating In 
the enterprise. Roy Hayden is ed- 
itor in. chief; Margaret Samn, edit- 
On- Wednesday, the local troop, of 
the Boy Scouts had another get-to- 
gether in which they made plans 
ror domg some work In handcraft 
at future meetings and outside In 
their spare time. Leather work 
seemed to be the, choice of most A 
hamburger fry helped to enliven 
the meeting. 

Basketball fan* are assured of 
a good gam,, next Friday, January 
15. w-hen Red Lake Falls comes 
here for the first time. Bed Lake 
Falls has been developing' rapidly 
and should make a good showing 
against the Cardinals. 

The Plummer. basketball team 
traveled to Crookston last Friday 
and gave the Crookston B team a 
sound trouncing. 22 to 18. It was 
a fast game played with all the vi- 
gor and vim of a college game 
When the Plummer defense fuS 
turned well the ! Crookston guards 
S,™ *£ V llM!ils ^hat to do 
with the ball. Plummer on the 
other hand punctured the defense 
easily and it was! only their inabil- 
ity to make baskets that kept the 
score down. 
Plummer look, forward to the 

be played Friday, Jan. 15th. This 
„, ?nre to be a good game because 
ofthe compeHUve spirit that exists 
between the two towns. ^^ 

Mrs. Louis Wegge, Mrs. Chas. 
Sandberg, Mrs. Hjalmer Peterson 
and sons Glenn and Arthur, visited 
at the home of Mrs. Gust Peterson 
Sunday afternoon. 
- Miss Ruby Johnson has been vis- 
iting at the homes cf Thorval Kol- 
den and Leonard Swan for some 

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wegg e vis- 
ited at the Rev. T. C. L. Hanson 
home Sunday. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Olson, Mr. and 
Mrs Dinnes Wegge. Mr. and Mrs. 
Edgar Wegge, . and Mr. and Mrs. 
Walter Wegg e and daughter Feme 
were entertained at the Mrs. Louis 
Wegge Jiome Wednesday evening. 

Florence and Art Kolden visited 
ai the Thorval Kolden home Satur- 
day evening. 

Miss Greta Frederickson and 
Clifford Johnson called at the Nels 
J-chnsoh hom e Sunday afternoon. 

The local Boy Scout troop had a 
bean-hole-bean feed' on Saturday 
evening. Besides the baked beans 
the boys served baked potatoes, 
pickles, buns and coffee. They bak- 
ed the beans and potatoes outside 
in bean-hole fashion. The feed 
was served in; the Lutheran church 
parlors and the amount received 
was about $17.00. 

Mrs. Louis Wegge. was a dinner 
guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs 
Walter Wegge Sunday. 

William: Dairies and Oscar Fos- 
holm, asslstants/'at the local cream 
ery left Mondaj for St. Paul where 
they will attend an eight week 
dairy course at the University. Ar- 
thur Anderson of Hazel has been 
secured to assist during their ab- 

Mr. and : Mrs. Hjalmar Peterson 
visited at the !Rev. and Mrs. T. .C. 
L. Hanson home Monoay evening. 

Leonard and Walter Boerger left 
for their home in Twin Valley on 
Tuesday, after a visit at the Clar- 
ence Larson home 

Beatrice and Evelyn Larson spent 
Saturday nigh ; at the C. Larson 
home r 

Clarice OlsoiJ of Xewfolden visit, 
ed at the Paul 1 Olson home Satur- 
day.. ; - | 

Mr. and Mrsj Leonard Swan and 
family visited jat the Peter Doran 
home Friday evening. 

Mrs. Anna Gavere and Mrs. Ches- 
ter Xelson visited at the Nels En- 
gebretson home Friday evening. 

Victor Johnsbn visited with his 
-wife. wh is in the sanitarium in 
Tluef River Flails. Sunday even- 
ing. . : | 

Mr. and Mrs! Carl Johnson and 
family : ahd Hans Fosholm and fam- 
ily wer e j entertained at th- home 
of Mr. and Mrs. Skjerping Saturdav 
evening. , * 

Iver Larson :ias been janitor at 
the schoolhousej the past week due 
to the illness of our janitor, Joe 

- D. C. Myers and family were 
dinner guests at the Art Hedlnnd 
home Sunday. 

Lowell Larson spent Sunday af- 
ternoon at the A. C. Bnrtness home 
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hoist enter- 
tained the following at a whist par- 
ty at their home: Mr. and Mrs." 
Fred" Steinhauer and family, Mr 
and Mrs. J. P. Angnstine and dangh 
ter, Angeline, Gertrude, and Fred- 
erick Voth, Oscar Nohre, Henry 
Swartz, and Bob: Steinhauer. High 
honors were given to Mrs. J. P 
Augustine and low to Mr. Augus- 
tine and Angeline Augustine. 

Norman Peterson, who has been 
spending the holidays 

The following were Friday ev- 
ening dinner : guests at the home 
of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Swanson, Mr. 
and Mrs. Alex Swanson, Mr. and 
Mrs. N. P. Schalz and family, and 
Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Ericsson and 
family, Mr. and Mrs. Lor^ntz Heg- 
stad and family, Mr. and Mrs. 
Christ Krus e and family, and Miss 
Gertrude Swanson. 

Mrs. George Swanson and child- 
ren were Friday visitors at the 
A nn ie Lindbloom and John O. 
Swanson homes. 

Gust Johnson and family and El- 
dar and Arnold Johnson were 
Wednesday evening dinner "guests 
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. p. 

Miss Lucille Lindbloom is assist- 
ing Mrs. Henry Thelen for a few 
Norval Hegstad returned home 

on Monday, after spending a few 

lg days at his farm at BadgeT. 

Mr. and Mrs. Emil Larson le- 
turned home Thursday, after hav- 
ing spent a ! few days at the heme 
of Mrs. Larson's brother, Pete 
Johnson of New London. They 
were accompanied back by their 
daughter Lillian, who had spent 
the past month with her sister at 

Arnold Johnson was a Friday 
caller at Ruben Rules. 

Esther and Arthur Johnson re- 
turned home Monday after spend- 
ing the week end with relatives at 
Grand Forks. 

Mr. and Mrs. X. P. Schalz and 
family visited at the Lorentz Heg- 
stad home Sunday afternoon- 
Miss Gertrude Swanson spent 
Sunday evening at the John O. 
Swanson home. 

Gilbert and Melvin Scholin, who 
spent their Christmas vacation, 
with their parents; left on Monday 
to resume their studies at schoal 
Gilbert returned to Moorhead and 
Melvin to Alvarado. 

In the Editor's Mailbag 

thli department art' imit»i t— — i ...1 ^^ 

Letters to tbla department are invited. In nrric- i„..» —.. *" 

press tbeir oplnionJhere, the rolrum^er?es SfrJSS .? ™. 5 U "" =rS „ m ? y "" 
of letters. It rennests writers to liinttttemsSves'wnenmr m^5w". "W! 
words of less. Name and address must accoSnanJ EfS. h™ "«51 ? e to ^ 
U desired. Letters stawd witu reS^Laes ™£? ■?- - tt S r ^ b ?'_«» be omitted 

; will nave nreferenct 


Harold Arne- spent Thursday and 
Friday at the Mannel Hansen 

Mr. and Mrs. ; Arnold" Gnnderson 
are the proud parents of a baby 
boy born Tuesday, Jan. 5th. 

The Neighborly Club was post- 
poned on account of the illness in 
streral of the families. No date 
tas been set for the next meeting. 
Mrs. Edwin. Hansen was a sup- 
per guest at the Perry Borgi e home 
Tuesday evening. 

Miss Minnie Stene U helping at 
the home of her sister and brother- 
in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Gund- 

Mrs. Edwin Hansen and! Perry 
.Borgie were Wednesday visitors at 
tht O. B. Gunderson home. 

Friends will be glad to hear that 
Mrs. John Strawberg returned to 
her home last week after being in 
a hospital in Thief River Falls for 
some time. 

Mr. and Mrs. Axel. Engelstad 
were Sunday visitors at the Peter 
Kngelstad h;me. 

O. N\ Mandt, county commission- 
er from the 5th District, was a call, 
er at the S. O.Lee home' Wednes- 

Thomas Ystesund visited at the 
Martin Lee home Thursday even- 

Walter Everson is employed at 
the Martin Mathson home for a few 

Mrs. Martin Lee was an overnite 
guest at the Halvorson home on 

Mr. and Mrs. Martin Finstad, Al- 
fred Husby, and Harold Arne vis- 
ited at the Manuel Hansen heme on 
Thursday. —■ 

Mrs. Ed Hogenson spent Thurs- 
day visiting with Mrs. Arnold Gun- 
^ Gladys Everson of St Hilaire ar- 
rived on Monday for a few days' 
visit at the Ed Houske home. 

Thief River Falls, Minn., 
January 11, 1937 
Dear Editor: . 

An article came to my attention 
in the Tri-County Forum for Jan. 
7th. The titlp was "Save Our Ev- 
ergreens", written by a contribut- 
or to a twin city paper* It is with 
r.ur Christmas tree cutting like ev- 
erything else there is two aides. To 
th P one who has not been through 
northern Minnesota and has not 
seen our great forest hazard — the 
forest fire — it looks like a big des- 
truction. It is not the cutting of 
a hundred thousand trees on a half 
secticzL of land hut th e burning of 
a million trees on many sections 
that is destroying our forests. I 
■have cut and shipped trees for 26 
years and will show any one who 
wants to. land where I cut fifteen 
year.; ago, a stand of trees as nice 
as those uhere n-^ trees were cut 
at that time. About one-third of 
the trees ar e fit f=T Christmas 
trees. The cutting out of this third 
serves t" thin out the stand and 
gives more space for the others to 

During the last two years I've 
taken out about 35,000 trees from 
my own land.-.north of Clearbrook 
Minn., I've paid the government* 
at-out $260.00 for tags and license 
to take thfse trees off my own Dro- 
perty from 1935 to 1936. Next year 
I will be paying the government 
another 5130.00 to take out some 
more trees on the same quarter. 
: Whoever wrote this article and 
refers tn pine trees as being used 
t-T Christmas tree e in Minnesota 
does not know much about Chri-;t- 
cias trees. I've seen balsam spruce, 
swamp spruce, blue sprnce and 
other spruce, and fir on the mark- 
et but I have never seen anv pine 
on the North Dakota o r Minnesota 
market This contributor is eith- 
er advertising for =ome artificial 
Christmas tree company, or else he 
ic pulling for some western firm 
Last year a Hollywood Co. charged 
the State of Minnesota of making 
an unconstitutional law when thev 
made our new Christmas tree tag 
and license law. It was taken up 
m supreme court and State of Min- 
nesota won. This will show" von 
that the western firms are after 
om market by either fair or foul 
r means. 

Whenever the government stops 
us from cutting tree* on our own 
land, they are no longer respecting 
ownership. However, it will not 
hurt to clamp dswn- harder on 
Christmas tree bootleggers. They 
are spoiling th» market with cheao 
trees and causing unfair competi-' 

Thief River Falls. Minn. 

go last week to continue his czurs* 
at the Moody institute. 

Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Tornrll en- 
tertained relatives at dinner last 

Maybellp Franson entertained a 
few girl friendi at luncheon Sun- 

Iver Xelson came home- last week 
from Minneapolis after spendl'ii 
some time with hi* wife, who is a' 
patient, at the University hospital. 

A gr:up,of folk s from here mo- 
toreu to Xewfolden to attend th» 
basketball game between Xewfold- 
en and Strahdquist Thursday even- 
ing. Th G score was 17 to 30 Li 
favo* of Xewfolden. 


m at Moderate Cost ■ 




S..._. Phone— 29 S 

I Ha mre Hammings ] 

■ ■ ' .^— _ ^_^_ * 

Mr. and Mrs. Harvrr Woods mo- 
tored tD Bemidji Tuesday; 

Louis Jelle and Osca r Overby 
cilled at the Frank Johnson hom= 
Tuesday nieht The evening was 
spent playing bridge. 

Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Woods call- 
?-d at the Otto Knutson home Fri- 

Frank Johnson called at the 
ton Korstad hom e Friday. 

.0=car Overby -visited at 
Mons Jelle home Sunday. 

Eddie Stratton visited at the 
Harvey W:ods home Sunday. 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Johnson and 
son Marvin visited at the Anton 
Korstad home Sunday. 


Don't forget that you can 
ha-re y:u r watch cleaned for 

r s 1Me $1.00 

3Iainsprings SI.00 

vrystals 2.%c 

Balance Stems ...SiOO 

Other merchandise at special 


Jeweler and Optometrist 





"As a victorious army the true 
church of Christ has steadily ad- 
vanced in sfltte of the opposition 
and persecution she haB suffered in 
ages past. The blood of the mar- 
tyrs proved to be the seed of the 
church and in this world no organi- 
zation is more precious in -the sight 
of God. For the church Christ gav e 
His life." So declared Evangelist 
Gulbrandson in hi s lectur ( 


lamily. left ikst Moniiiiy tor Mlnae- ^?? d1 ^ chnreh last Sunday ev" 


Iver Xelson. Kenneth and Vern- 
er Xelson. and' Oscar Anderson 
were business caller Sl at Thief Riv 
er Falls Wednesday.' - 

Earlene Elseth visited friends in 
Thief River Fall* over Sundav. 

Hans Drotts left Saturday to 
visit friends at Minneapolis. 

Mrs. Arthur Anderson entertain- 
ed at luncheon Tuesday afternoon. 
" Albert Hellquist of RoosewoDd 
was a business caller in this vil- 
lage Monday afternoon. 

LaVern Bloom of Rosewood was 




aoolifl. where hejwffl receive treat- 
ment for neuritis and arthritis. 

Avis Johnson I and! Irene Ness 
were visitors at Sie Art Kroeen 
home Sunday j 



Mrs. Emil Brymn, Trtio has been 
visiting for several weeks, return- 
ed to her home at lake Kabetoea- 
ma, Saturday. I 

Alvin -Williamson and George 
Linn were callers in 'Warren Sun- 
day. . ; , | ou " 

The Grygla P. T. A. meeting 
which was to have teen held on 
Tuesday, Janu. 18, has been post- 
poned until aTurther date. 

John Sather of Middle River was 
a visitor at liynu's on Monday 

.Mrs, Arden Hill of St Paul is 
visiting, her parents, Mr. and Mrs 
Christ Clausen. 

Mr. and Mrs. 
and son B6bfr? 
home in -Warren 

Warren Sunday, 

Willard Sorenson 
returned to their 

Derril and Kyle Iann returned to 

where they will 

resume their high school duties 
Oscar Schott of E-ranklin, Minn. 

has been visiting! relatives here th^ 

Past week. ]- 
Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Twete of Thiet 

River Falls were visitors at O J 

: Johnson's on Sunday. * " 

Junior Olson ojf Goodridge spent 
the wjek endiwiib. Boibby Stewart. 

Master Billy Peterson returned 
to ins home in Goodridge. He has 
been visiting! with his - grandnar- 
ents here all Ian. 

ening. In vivid pictures Mr. Gul- 
brandson showed from ttie Word of 
God and history that in spite of 
the fierce opposition the true 
church of God has met with the 
ultimate outcome will be most 
glorious. The beautiful gospel 
songs and- stereopHcon pictures 
shown on the screen were enjoyed 
by all. Next Sunday's. Back tn the 
Bible Lectures' program is an- 
nounced in thin paper. 

— Contributed. 

Arne Samulson, who has spent 
a couple of weeks with friends at 
Scandinavie, Wis., returned home 
Thursday morning. 

Aleck Krohn . left for St Paul 
with a truckload of stock Monday. 

Lloyd Tornell! returned to Chica- 

The lome high quality that 
ha. built th. large.t fin. 
•hoe buiine»i in the world 
• • . . ot low sal* prices. 


Good Clothes for Men & Boys 

! ^ 



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John Garrity, Jr., ot McGrath. 
has discovered a new way to catch 
rats. Just entice them into . your 
Pants legs and inside your under- 
wear, and tlren have a friend hit 
em with a club. Garrity has 

been trying all summer to catch a 
rat that has taken up quarters in 
his store, flhe other day he got 
a, break. He flushed the rat from 
its hole, and the rodent ran up in- 
side his pants and shirt to the 
back cf Garrity"s neck. Thence it 
scurried down inside his under- 
-wear next to Garrity'i, quivering 
flesh. Art Toebe got a club and 
started belaboring Garrity more or 
less at random. One of these 
blows Anally connected with the 
rat, jmd the mangled remains were 
removed and respectfully buried. 

Smart Rimless Glasses 

as low as 

Modern pink gold filled glasses 
for near or far vision, in many 
smart new styles, carfnlly fitted 
to yonr eyes. 



Olaf Neset, Ipc. 











January 5, 1037 

Pursuant to law the Board of 
County Commissioners of Pennington 
County, Minnesota, met nt the office 
of the County Auditor at 10:00 A. [M. 
January 5, 11'37. ■ ; , 

Slumbers present: Race, Bredeaon, 
IIov, Mulry and Mantlt. 

Absent: None. . : * 

Minutes of thu ; meeting of Ueccm- 
ti.T 8. Willi were read and approved 
a? read. | 

Muv.,1 by Commissioner Race and 
«ccihkU:1 bv Commissioner Brette-soiv 
that Commissioner Uoy be elected 

i ;ii:i 



Board for 1037 

. salary 

Uov-M by Commissioner Mulry and 
-n-ontU'd by Commissioner Uredoson 
ilisit Comniif-siontT Mantlt be elected 
YIol- Chairman of the Board for 1D37. 

ttfj' bv Commissioner Race, and 
*>comk'il 'bv Commissioner Mandt 
that the -suiii of $1S0 be appropriated 
from the Revenue Fund to defray 
tl-c expeuse of Live Stock Inspection 
and Sanitation for the year of 1037 
and that Dr. L,. |R. Twete is hereby 
ai.pbihted ' Live ;Stock Inspector 
nJtti- charge of this work at a 
of : $13.00 per month. Carried. 

Moved by Commissioner Race and 
T-donded bv Commissioner Mulry that 
Commissioner Mandt be appointed to 
the/Child Welfare Board for 103.. 

Moved bv Commissioner Mulry and 
•M-eonded bv Commissioner Bredcson 
that Commissioners Mandt and Roy 
be ' appointed as members of the 
renninuton County Agricultural Ex- 
tension.' Committee for 1037. Carried. 
Moved bv Commissioner Mulry and 
aecondei] bv Commissioner Mandt that 
Dr O. F. Mellby. be appointed County 
Health {Officer for 1037. Carried. 

Moved bv Commissioner Mandt and 
"econded by Commissioner Race that 
Commissioners Breileson and Mulry 
nnd Dr. O. F. Mellby be appointed 
Pennington County Board of Health 
for the year 1037. Carried. 

Moved by Commissioner Mulry and 
seconded by Commissioner Mandt that 
E P. Burstad be appointed janitor 
of : the Court House for 1037 at a 
salary of 5S5.0O {per month. Carried. 
Moved by Commissioner Roy and 
seconded by Commissioner Bredeson 
that the salary ; of County Superin- 
tendent of Selioois be set at the sum 
of $1.-100.00 ■ for 1037. Carried. 

Moved by Commissioner Race and 
seconded bv Commissioner Mulry 
that" salary of Jailor be set at §240.00, 
Carried. j 

Moved by Commissioner Bredeson 
and "seconded bvi Commissioner Mandt 
that Sheriff's salary be set— at $1, 
*HUH) for the year 1937. Carried. 

Moved by Commissioner Mandt and 
seconded bv Commissioner Race that 
I)i-." O.. F." Mellby be appointed 
number from Pennington County to 
the Oakland Park Sanatorium Board 
for a term ending December 31, lO.'iS, 
iind that Alfred IBredeson be appoint- 
ed as member from Pennington Coun- 
»v to the Oakland Park Sanatorium 
Board for a Wrm ending' December 
HI. V.-'i'.t. Carried. 

Mo\iiil by Commissioner' Roy nnd 
•econded by Corn mission or Race that 
Henrv l-appegaitrd be given "round 
irip transportation to the University 
ef .Minnesota Hospital. Carried. 

Moved by Commissioner Bredeson 
and seconded by Commissioner Race 
that the sum of ?lli.",.00 be appro- 
priated from the Revenue fund to the 
It-'d River Valley Development Asso- 
' ckiii'irt for the j Mid-Winter Show at 
Crc.kston. Carried. • 

MoVud by Coinmfssloner Race and 
.-re .>nd:il by Commissioner Mandt 
that Kd ward Singer be granted an 
"On Sale" and an "Off Sale" non- 
, intoxicating Malt Liquor License for 
. the ve-.r V.-'-'.i. i the 'application for 
i .-;>!re"^ m:i-ie In due form and 
'cirrving tl e consent of the Town 
Hoard ..f liiKlilandtng to the said 
lie ■ -nw.-\ Curried. 

Moved by Commissioner ' 
j-et-ind- d by Commissioner Race 
lAiiii= Carpenter bo granteil 
S;-Ie" ■ :md :in f'Ofi" Sale" Xon-lntox- 
katinp .'hilt Liquor License for th* 
year lf'"7. the 'applications for saim 
being made In due form and carry in'* 
the eons'-nt of j the Town Hoard of 
X nmed:i 1 to the) said licenses. Carried 
A petition for road work from tin 
Town Bnnnl. Taxpayers and Citizens 
• f the Township of Hickory for im- 
provement of County Aid Road No. : 
■ was read andj ordered filed to h- 
i*-f erred to when the road program 
' for lt!37 is laidi out. 

Mov-d bv Commissioner Mulry and 
fi-eond*--d bv Commissioner Bredeson 
'that Furctv Bond fumislied by Adolf 
ttklimd. Clerk [of Court, with the 
Hartford Accident and Indemnity Co. 
in the amount of $2,000.00 be ap- 
proved. Can-letl. 

Moved by Commissi oner Mandt and 


drew Bottelsonl Judge of Probate 
with the American Surety Company 
of New York, In the amount of ?1.- 
' £00.00 be approved. Carried. 

Moved by Commissioner 3Iandt ami 
'seconded by Commissioner Race that 
the regular monthly meeting of the 
Board of County Commissioners of 
Pennington County, during 1037, will 
be held on the first Tuesday after 
■thf first Monday of each month. Car- 
ried, i 

The following applications for the 

abatement of accumulated taxes were 

■ approved and referred to the Mlnnc- 

.TOta T.ix Commission for approval: 

•'junder Mesterbo Star 

.JI. Ij. Sande .J St. HUalre 

The following applications for 
-nhatement of accumulated taxes, and 
reduction in assessed valuation /were 
denied: ! . . . . ( 

Ruth I. Wold . Thief River\Falls 

Anna Olson _.: Tiiief River tFalts 

Pulma Langseth _ Thief River -Falls 
Moved by Commissioner Mulry and 
Mcomled by Commissioner Mandt that 
the sum of ?J,500 be transferred from 
the Revenue Fund to the Incidental 
Fund. ' Carried! 

"Moved by Commissioner Bredeson 
and seconded bv Commissioner Race 
that the sum of $300 be transferred 
from the Revenue Fund to the Coun- 
ty Attornev Contingent Fund. Car- 
Tied. . I 

Moved by Commissioner Mandt and 
seconded by Commissioner Mulry that 
the following persons be appointed to 
the respective ; positions for the year 
1937 at a monthly salary as Indicated 
after the name: 

Supervisor ofi Old Age Assistance. 
John X. Lynsky at $125.00 per 
month. | 

Stenographer \ Old Age Assistance. 
Robert Bredeson at $60.00 -per 
month. s _ 

Investigator WPA Certification, Ed- 
gar Nnplin at $85.00 per month. 
Carried. [ 

At 3 :00 P. M. the Board proceeded 
to" open bids called for, for publish- 
ing the Delinquent Tax List for the 
Tear, Financial Statement and other 
: —"\ publications required by law. 

"* "" iviiig bids were received 

WHEREAS: '-Bids have been called 
for and" received i for publishing the 
proceedings of. the County Board of 
Pennington- County. - Minnesota, for 
the year 1937,. and - Financial State- 
ment and other Publications and Of- 
ficial Proceedings- and - printed Matter 
of Uie County during the year 3037, 

WHEREAS: .the bid of the Thief 
River Falls Times. Inc. -which has 
been submitted : in writing and is now. 
on flle In the -office of the County 
Auditor, Is the- lowest and only qual- 
ified bid received : : 

SOLVED: that" said bid of the Thief 
River Falls Times, Inc. which- Is 
now on flle. be and the same is here- 
by accepted as submitted, and, 

that the said Thief River Falls Times 
be a nd the . . .' same , is hereby 
desi gnu-ted us the official: news- 
sota for the year,- 1037. wherein shall 
be cuTjII-ihed all Official Proceedings, 
Financial S t"a t.e m e n t and other 
Noticed and Official Matter of the 
County ^requiring, publication, and 

that the bond' of the Thief River 
Falls Times, Inc. for the performance 
of said bid and contract, for the year 

' be.and the' : samc Is hereby fixed 

the sum of ;Two Thousand Dol- 

the County Auditor and Chairman of 
the County Board of Pennington 
County be and they are hereby auth- 
orized and empowered to enter Into 
contract with the publishers of said 
Tiiief River Falls Times, pursuant to 
written bid now'oh flle and pursuant 
to this resolution. 

The foregoing [ resolution was sec- 
onded by Commissioner. Mandt and 
carried. ! , ' : _ . .. 

Commissioner r Mandt offered tne 
following resolution and moved its 
adoption : i . 

WHEREAS, pursuant to chapter 
410 Laws 1033. [ Pennington County 
has called for and received bids for 
second publication of financial state- 
ment, and. I .. ^ ., ,_,. 
WHEREAS, it appears that the bid 
of St Hllaire Spectator which has 
been submitted In writing and Is now 
on Hie in the office of the County 
Auditor; is the lowest and only qual- 
ified- bid received, __ 
SOLVED, that ^the said St. Hilalre 
Spectator is hereby designated as the 
newspaper in which shall appear the 
second Publication of the Annual 
Financial Statement of Pennington 
County and that said bid of St. Hil- 
alre Spectator is hereby accepted as 

submitted, and, i 

that the bond ; of said St. Hilalro 
Spectator for. performance of said bra 
and contract shall be the sum of One 

Thousand Dollars, and. . ,~™ 

that the County Auditor and the 
Chairman of the Board of County 
Commissioners of Tennington Coun- 
ty Minnesota, be and they are here- 
bv authorized a.nd empowered to en- 
ter Into contract with the Publisher 
of said St. Hilalre Spectator pursuant 
to written bid now on flle and pur- 
suant to this resolution. 

The foregoing resolution was sec- 
onded by Commissioner Bredeson and 
carried. [ 

Commissioner \ Mulry offered the 
following resolution and moved Its 
adoption: i ., , 

WHEREAS: Bids have been called 
for and received, for publishing the 
List of Real Estate Taxes remaining 
delinquent on the First Monday in 
Januarv, "10;;7. nnd, 

WHERKAS: the bid of the Thief 
River Fails Times Inc. which was 
submitted in writing and is now on 
flle In' the office of the County Aud- 
itor M the only (qualified bid received 
by the Board of Pennington County. 

SOLVED: That the said bid of the 
Thief River Falls Times Inc. which 
hns been submitted In writing and is 
now on file in the office of the Coun-. 
tv Auditor be and the same is hereby 
accepted as sulimitted. and 

That said Thief I River Falls Times 
Inc. be and Uib same is hereby 
ignated as the newspaper in .Penning- 
ton County fn | which shall be pub- 
lished the Notice; .and -List of Real" 
Estate Tuxes remaining delinquent on 
the first Monday in Janunry. 1037. 

That the bond of the said Thief 
River Falls Times for the perform- 
j-nfe of said IJalil and" .contract be 
fixed at the sum of Otu! Thousand 
Dollju-s, and 11 I ., .^. 

That Uie County Auditor and the 
Chaimuin of the County Board of 
Pennington County, Minnesota, be 
and thev are hereby authorized nnd 
empowered to enter into contract with 
the publishers of the said Thief River 
Falls Times pursuant to their bid 
now on flle and pursuant to this 
resolution. | ; !. . j 

The foregoing resolution was sec- 
onded by Commissioner Race .and 
carried. ■ ' ' _ ■ ■ __ 

Reports of the: County Elective Of- 
ficers of fees. Emoluments and Grat- 
uities were read and ordered filed. 

Commissioner Mandt offered the fol- 
lowing, resolution and moved Its adop- 

County Highway Engineer is hereby 
authorized to draw his time checks 
for maintenance work on the follow- 
ing State AhL-'Roads in. the amount 
set opposite^each road : ■ 

State Aid Road No. '1 -? 4.1^0.00 

State Altl Road No. 2 i 1,000.00 

State Aid Road No; 3 1.500.00 


Moved by Commissioner Race and 
seconded by Commissioner Mulry that 
the following schedule be adopted as 
the; waee scale for work on County 
Roads during -1937: 
Common Labor. 30 cents per hour 
Motor Patrol Operator, 40 cents per 
hour . . i 

Team Work, 10 cents per horse per 

Carried. j 

Commissioner Mandt offered the; 

following., resolution and moved Itai 

adoption: „ r , .. .. s 

WHEREAS: a dispute has arisen; 

between Red Lake and Pcnnlngtoni 

Counties as to the proper and legal! 

settlement of. one Aantind -Gunlekson. 

for. Old Age Assistance, and, | 

WHEREAS r It appears that the, 

said Aanund Gunlekson Is a map of. 

about seventy-three years of age, who; 

Is! entitled to Old Aee Assistance 

somewhere, and. 

WHEREAS: there Is need for im- 
mediate Old Age Assistance for the 
said -Aanund Gunlekson, and. 

WHEREAS": it will necessarily be 
some time before the matter 'can be 
finally and Judicially determined by 
the Courts, i 

SOLVED: That Red Lake 'County 
may now by its Old Age Assistance 
Agency grant conditional Old Ago 
Assistance to the said Aanund Gun- 
lekson, payments for . such Old Ago 
Assistance to start as soon as pos-- 
slnle and to continue in monthly 
payments as provided by law, until 
such time as Uie settlement: of the 
said Aanund Gunlekson for Old Asm 
Assistance purposes shall have been 
Anally determined by the Courts, and, 
paper of Pennington County, Minne- 
that if Red Lake County does grant 
and pay such Old Age Assistance to 
the said Aanund Gunlekson, and In 
consideration thereof. Pennington 
County will agree and does hftreby. 
agree to refund and reimburse Red. 
Lake County to the amount of one- 
sixth of the amount actually paid 
out by Red Lake County for Old Age 
Assistance to the said Aanund Gun- 
lekson in case it shall be finally de- 
termined by the Courts that the set- 
tlement" of the said Aanund \ Gunlek- 
son for Old Age Assistance purposes 
is and shall be in Pennington Coin.- 
ty Minnesota. Said refundment shall 
be made and allowed upon an item- 
ized and verified statement from the 
County Auditor of Red Lake; County, 
showing the amounts paid, and shall 
be made not later than thirty (30) 
days after the filing of the courts 
decision, which claim shall thereupon 
be allowed by the County Board of 
Pennington County. Such refund- 
ment shall be without any Interest 
whatsoever, and shall be ; in the 
amount of one sixth of the amount 
actually paid by- Red Lake County 
for Old Age Assistance to the Bald 
•Aahund Gunlekson and shall be made 
only* in case the courts finally de- 
termine that the settlement of the 
said Aanund Gunlekson for Old Age 
assistance purposes Is in Pennington 

"SVpurther resolved. 

that Pennington County will take ov- 
er the Old Age Assistance of the 
said Aanund Gunlekson if the Courts 
shall decide that his settlement is in 
Pennington County for such :pld Age 
Assistance purposes, and, 
that the Chairman! of the. County 
Board and the County Auditor of 
Pennington County be and they are 
hereby authorized to enter, Into a 
contract with Red Lake County in 
conformity with this resolution. tlUs 
arrangement and said contract and 
agreement to be approved by the 
State Old Age Assistance Division be- 
fore becoming effective. 

Commissioner Race seconded the 
foregoing resolution -and on being put 
to a vote was duly ; carried, 

The following qualified voters were 
selected and certified to the District 
Court for Grand Jury servicts during 
the year 1037: 

Hans L. Sande N°rth 

Jorgen Adsero : -■ Ivorth 

Edward O. Heicren b verton 

Edward Woolson -J ~ Sllverton 

Chas. Svensgaard -J Clover Leaf 

Joseph Hruby — —J Clover Leaf 

Willie Vettelson 
Palmer Wold 

Mi Arneaon — Thief River Fails 

Ralph Aasland Thief River Falls 

Peter EHIngson Thief River Falls 

Mrs. Alf Borry ; -Thlaf River Falls 

Frank Carlson Thief River Falls 

Ed Forsberg -Thief River FallB 

Mrs. Regina Johnson™ — T. R. Falls 
Mrs. Clara- Brooton-Thlef River Falls 

Mlnton Hoard -Thief River Falls. 

Harold Hicks .Thief River Falls 

Haaken Storhaug —Thief River Falls 
Andrew Tweeten —Thief River Falls 
Jacob Hermanson -Thief River Falls 

Pete Benson Thief River Falls 

Mrs. Alfred Severson-i___.T. R. Falls 
Mrs. E. O. Erickson-Thlef River Falls 

Mrs. A. Dybvik Thief River Falls 

D. A. Evenson Thief River Falls 

Mrs. G. H. FrisselLThlef River Falls 
Emll Griebstein - — .Thief River Falls 
Mrs. A. Gulrud — .Thief River Falls 

Ol F. Halldln -Thief River Falls 

Mrs. Walter HIlHgosJ St. H aire 

Mrs. Carl Pearson — St. Hilalre 

M. OrAubol , — — . — St. HUalre 

C. T. Halletrom 

Mrs. Oscar Seelahd . 
Mrs. Nels Carlson - 
Ed.. Rosette . 

K. T. Dalager —■ — 

Mrs. Chas. Sorenson ,. — 
Mrs. Albert Lappegaard 

Lewis Anseby !-- >~- 

Marvtn Johnson i 

Mrs. Bert Roisland -i — 

J. C. Bratlng ~ 

John Buggc _l._- 

Mrs. Eno. Swnnson '. — 
Mrs. Melvln Anderson _ 

C. H. Swarisoh- _— 1_ 

Theo.: Gv Anderson ■ ±~^ 

Christ Person - — — 

Mrs. Ruben Rux — ~- 

Mrs. Geo. G. Swanson _ 

Alex Swanson ■ 

G. M. Ertcksori ~ — 

Mrs. Earl Jenson — 

Mrs. E. B. Olson . 

„St. Hilalre 
-River Falls 
-.River Falls 
.-River Falls 
-River Falls 


_—- -Norden 



,.. -Numedat 

-: Numedal 

... — J^umedal 

— . Sanders 

„ Sanders 

Z —Sanders 

Lloyd Johnson .. — Rocksbury 

Martin Mayhson ...'..; -,.. Rocksbury 

Henry Oen — ; ^--Rocksbury 

W. Cv Bothman _, Rocksbury 

O. B; GundersOD . — . -Jtoeksbury 

The following bills were read, aud- 
ited and allowed: 

Revenue Pond 
Miller Davis Co., office sup- 
plies .... _ _, . ^ 58-28 



Free Press Co. 

office sup- 

Japs Olson Co., office sup- 
plies *— — -J — 

Jones an<L Krocger, office 


Ulrfon State Bank, 

-Black" River 
-Black River 

-Black River 

Mrs. Rudolf Erickeon — Polk Centre 
Mrs. J. Edward Johnson_Polk Centre 

Arnold Krus'e- -^- '^— — Polk Centre 

Mrs. Martin Stenbcrg ,-T. R. Falls 

W. W. Long , Thief River Falls 

Alvln Holzknecht -Thief River Falls 
Mrs. Fred Byrom —Thief River Falls 
Mrs. John Wengter -Thief River Falls 

Otis Wold -Thief River Falls 

Mrs. Severn Brandon T. R. Falls 

T. P. Anderson Thief River Falls 

Mary Shaw - —Thief River Falls 

Wm. Knight Thief River Falls 

Mrs. E. B. Backe .-Thief River Falls 

Ole Ihle —Thief River Falls 

Jack Brehdeke . Thief River Falls 

James Turnwall —Thief River Falls 
Mrs. G. W.. Booren-Thlef River Falls 
Mrs. • Andrew . BotteIson__T. R. Falls 

Andrew Ness . Thief- River Falls 

Mrs. H. A. Pratt. — Thief River Falls 

John Ward Thief River. Falls 

Lucy Mathewson —Thief River Fall" 
Mrs. Herb Fuller —Thief Rlvor Falls 
Herman Suckerman-Thief River Falls 

Carl Green — Thief River Falls 

Anton Hall . ; Thief River Falls 

G. R. Hanson — Thief River Falls 

Mrs. Philip Hawkins T. R. Falls 

Albin Knauf . -Thief River Falls 

L. W. Knadle .Thief River Falls 

Mrs. A. B. Stenberg-Thlef River Falls 

Mrs. Ole Revdahl T. Jt. Falls 

A. ' J. Onsgaard i — : ^-Hickory 

Carl Bakken .—J , Hickory 

Leonard Mostrom — 

Ole Gunderson -i- ■■ 

Harold Haugen . 

Osmund Lunden 1 

Mrs. Fred Lundeen ■ 
Asbjorn Asbjomson 

Osmund Jenson - 

Mrs. Ole J. ; Wedul . 

David Haugen 

Agnes Evenson . 

Frank Peterson 

Helmer Berg 

Northern State Bank, print- 
ed checks , . — . 

A'. M. Smith, viewing;, re- 
mains Dahl-Hostvet _ .- 

Dr. E. M.-. Sorenson, autop- ; 
sles - Dahl-Hostvet ,— _ — ^~- 

Oen Mercantile Co., supplies 
Court House -. ^ 

Burroughs Adding Machine 
Co.. ' maintenance adding 
machines — ■ ' ■. — . — 

C. W. Vorachek, premium . 
Judge Probate Bond ™ — 

Pierce Co., repairs for mim- 
eograph : 

E. P. Gctchell, school sup- 
plies . — -— 

L. C. Matheson, mileage 

Arthur Rambeck, Sheriff 
mileage — — 

Robert Rasmussen, deputy . 
Sheriff — 

O'Hara Fuel and Ice Co.. 
fuel Court House „ — 

Oliver Of telle, saw wood — 

Kelly Hardware, supplies 
Court House , — 

George W. Werstlein, prem- 
ium bond of ■ Treasurer 
and Deputy 


BATE' One cent per word per Insertion. Minimum charge 1& cent*. Aa 
extra %harKe of 10 cents Is made for blind ade to cover cort of naadJUnc. *•" 
■void the cost of bookkeeping on email account* we reuuest that cash a«eea»- 
pany the order. ■ 

For Sale 

Library table. Just as .good as 
new. Call 664. - 15-ltP 

Picture Framing. Window Glaz- 
ing. We sell window glass, any 
Bize. M. M. Johnson, 623 Main Av^. 
North. - 4tp-37 


Nobody to get along with a sew- 
ing machine or washing machine 
that does not work perfectly. The 
A. & T. Home Furnishings have a 
service department for both, and 
the work is guaranteed. Phone 571- 

To buy some lumber and dimen- 
sion stuff for a barn. Helmer 
Berg, Hazel, Minn. 1-tp 

Wanted — Passengers for taari. 
Call Sorenson's Cafe. Phone 14T. 
. adkfi-tf 

Men for woods work and piece 
cutting at Thorholt camp. T. J. 
Welsh. pd. 4t-2t 


SAVE 20 percent to 40 perewfc on. 
your fire insurance. Write ia 
c tock and mutual. Strong compan- 
ies. Gilbert A. Brattland, Phone 
No. 1. Basement Citizens State' 
Bank Bldg. ad-41 

If you advertise your 
wants in the FORUM 
want ad column you can 
be sure of RESULTS. 

Harley G. Swcnson, 


~Deer Park 

„Deer Park 
„Deer Park 
„Deer Park 





Bell Telephone Co., 

rental and tolls NBS office 

Frank Race, commissioner 

Paul Roy. commissioner 



mileage ~ 

Bo ad and Bridge Fund 
Oen Mercantile Co., supplies 

and tools . ' — , — 

Robertson L-br. Co., snow 

fence r— ~ — - . 

Wm. H. Zleglcr Co.. plow 

Miller Davis Co.. 

plies Eneinpor 

.T. A. Krlcksnn. 


Prowlers Will Go On 

Two Game Trip 

Double Funeral Is 

Held At Fertile 

rt-ndard Oil Co., gasoline - 
Cities Service Oil Co., gas- 
oline = 

Robert J. Lund, premium on 
Road Machinery 

Kelly Hardware, 


Peter Lendobeja : ~ 

Werner Magnell i_ 

Casper Wfiiner. Sr. :~ 
Mrs. Slg ?lsurdfon - 
Mrs. Freeman Allen 

Elias Angel! — ~- 

E. O. Gulilnrrgrud _ 

_Kratk a 



Kelly Hardware, road tools 

County Aid Road Fund 

J. A. Erlckson, engineer 
mileage --— — ■ 

J.: A. Erlckson, supplies 

Poor Fund 

Town of Star, par. 3105, 

Masons Minn. 1027 - 

King Trucks, freight on sur- 
plus commodities -~ 

Universitv of Minnesota. 
Hospital;; board, and room 

Tillie Slmonson ~_ 

OJrt Ago Asfilntoncc Fund 

O. G. Lee, commissioner per 
diem and mileage _ • 

Alfred Bredeson, commis- 
sioner, per diem and mile- 
age -—, — ; : 

Paul Roy. commissioner per 
diem and mileage 

W H. Mulry. commissioner 

per diem and mileage 

O M. Mandt. commissioner 
'per diem and mileage 

(Continued from page one) 
resources, in the final furious: 
quarter but their labors netted 
each team only three points. The 
fatal gun sounded" spelling defeat 
for the courageous Ponies by a tal- 
ly of 28 to 20. 

Loren "Bones" Stadum led the 
scoring for th P Prowler« with, ten 
points, followed 'by Don Lorentson 
whose eagle eye brought him six 
points. Art Bossman and* Bob Wil- 
son accounted for twelve of the 
Warren total. 

In the curtain raiBer the Prowl- 
er second team outpointed the 
Warren "B's" by a 24 to 17 tally. 
Boib Dahlaf accounted for twelve 
of the Warren reserves seventeen 
points. ' 

The box score follows: 
Prowlers (28) 

. fg ft 


, Highlandlng 

. Sta! 



Pennington County, Minnesota. ■ ■ 

Pursuant to law I present below, a statement Rowing "'^t^"^^,^! 
tuxes levied for County purposes for the current yrar. the amount* co'lectecl 
nnd apportioned to date, and the balances ; uncollected, together «^ « e 
factual cash balance; remaining, to the - credit of each County Fund at tne 
iclosi! of business on Uie 31st day of December, 



en 'Sjulstad — 

Hans Feld „.„„,. 

Olander Uglen ; 5 e ! n J£ 

Lewis Grimley i Reiner 

Carl Lindstrom . — j Village Goodr dge 
Osmund Vrdaiil __i_Tpwn i GoodHdge 

Mr« Ida Urdahl i-Thief River Fa! s 

Mrs Chas. Dostal-lThicf River Falls 

Helmer Holland .Thief River Falls 

C. F. Hellquist Thief River Falls 

Herman Kjos Thief River Fa s 

E(] Hill Thief River Falls 

Mrs. Fred Hollamler„Thief River Falls 

Algot Johnson Thief River Falls 

Fdward Odelien Thief River Falls 

Mrs. Frank Shanahan 

: Thief River Falls 

m"."m. Johnson — L~Thief River Falls 
Richard Jorlngdal-Thief River Fa s 

Godfry Carlson Thief River Falls 

Mrs. Martin Evenson. 

Oscar Li den 

O. A. Odegaard 

Herman Jepson . -:•— „.-, -,„„ 

A.- Satterberg -__ St. Hllaire 

Gust Wilson . —Wyandotte 

Theodpjre^Bergdahlj- ^joStk 6 



;County Revenue . 

Poor Fund " ~— 

Road and Bridge 

Ditch Fund 

Old Age A; 

Amount Levied 
Current Year 
„.;...? 3"».3S1.70 

.__._!_„ 0.100.^0 

_ .... 6,01(1.3(1 

:tstance!_ 24.0r ( 0.5S 

Amount .Collected 
and i 


County Auditor. 

Balance VncolR-ctcd 


Unapportioned - 

$ riri.aPi.TH 

o.inn.-io = 

40.llPS.0l ' 



Lorentson, f 
Mickelson, f 
Haug, f 
Stadum," 1 c 
Lee, g 
Helquist, g 
Hougham, g 


Dou'ble funeral services were 
held Monday in the Concordia Lu- 
theran church at Fertile for Rev. 
K. P. Carlson, 79, and his wife An- 
na, 73, whose Heaths occurred with- 
in two days of each other. 

Rev. Carlson had been retired 
from active ministry sinre 1927 
and had made his home in Fer- 
tile. Both Rev; Carlson and his 
wife were born in Norway. The 
former came to this county in 1880 
,uut returned to his native land in t 
1894 to be married. For eight 
years prior to his retirement he 
had served the Rindal parish near 

Rev. G. W. Tolo, pastor of the 
Concordia church, and Rev. T. M. 
Trelstad, pastor of the .Randal, 
church, officiated at the. double 
funeral ceremony. " 

Eleven Indians Deaths 
Laid To Drinking 

Radiator Fluid 

Carlscn. f 
Hjelle, f 
Wilson, c 
Bossman, e, 
Hirst, £ 
Hulls, g 

Warren (20) 






Drinking cf "car radiator ^com- 
pound" caused the deaths of 11 
Indians, according to a cqroner'3 
jury after an inquest at Fort Tot- 
ten near Devils Lake over the wesk.. 

They died Monday and Tuesday 
from what was believed to have 
been noisoned liquid at a cay "moc- 
casin" party on the reservation. 
The verdict was read by Dr. V. .G. 
Viglund. cf Brinsniade-, coroner. 
Eight witnesses, seven, of them In- 
dians, testified at the inquest. 

Balances remaining to the credit of each fund i 



IRevenue _ 

Poor Fund — 

Koad and Bridge 

Ditch Fund 

Incidental Fund — ' — - 

County Bopd and Interest 

S 37.357.34 
20.484. OS 
. 77,124.02 
. 51.(153.81 
. 1,825.81 

$ 42,710.54 

e as follows 


„S105.703.2G 5241,702.70 

5, 60S. 78 



The following' is a statement of accounts 
tracts already entered into by the Board 

nalning unpaid on the 

Contract 36:01 Grading S. 

Mrs. "William Causen 

Ingvald Knutson 

O. Gunstad 

.Thief River Falls 

«££ ?a!ls I Contract -30-01 Grading' C. A. 1 . 

'Ql* e wn n lK Contract 30:37 Grading C. A. 37 

Contract W.P.S.O. 604 Gravel C. A. 23 
Contract W.P.S.O. 602 Gravel C. A. 11 
Contract W.P.S.O. : 603 Gravel C.A. 

.3,338.51 - 
1.377.39 ! 
4.878. J 2 

„ St. Hllaire 

__Black River 
„Black River 
Polk Centre 


ti k-f i:; 


-1 : 

$700.00 for reshaping 

State Aid Road No. 4 

State Aid Road No. 5 

State Aid Road No. 0., — ' — 

State Aid Road No. 7 

State Aid Road No. 8 — . — 

State Aid Road No. 

State Aid Road No. 10. 

■ Kills Times, Inc. of Thief 

i'.iv.-r Falls.j 
.St. Hilalre Spectator of St. Hilalre. 

Commissioner Mulry offered the tol- 
lowing resolution and moved ' its 
adoption : I 

BE IT RESOLVED: That the Thief 
River Falls Times be and same in 
hereby designated by the County 
Board of Pennington County, Min- 
nesota as the newspaper In ; ' which 
the Notice and List of Real Estate 
Taxes .remaining delinquent!, on the 
first. Monday In January. 1037 shall 
be published. ! I 

The foregoing resolution txa.3 .£cc- 
•nded by Commissioner Race and 

""commissioner Bredeson ofreredl.-the I County Aid Road No.. 42_ 

following resolution and moved its The -foregoing resolution i -was sec- 

adoptlon: \ ' onded [ by Commissioner Mandt and 



The foregoing resolution was sec- 
onded by Commissioner Race and 

Commissioner Race offered the fol- 
lowing resolution and moved its adop- 
tion: • - 

BE IT RESOLVED that the Coun- 
ty Highway Engineer Is hereby auth- 
orized to draw his time checks - for 
maintenance work on the following 
County'Aid Roada In the amount set 
opposite each road: 

County Aid Road No. 1 $ 

County [Aid Road No. 2 _— 
County Aid Road No. 3 ™ 
County; Aid Road No. 4 __ 
County 1 Aid Road No. fl — . 

County i Aid Road No. 

County; Aid Road'No. 7* 

County Aid Road No. 8 

County j Aid Road No. 

County. Aid Road No. 10 „ 
County Aid Road No. .11 _ 
County Aid Road No. 12 — 
County Aid Road No. 13 — 
County Aid Road No. 14 „ 
County, Aid Road No. 15 „ 
County Aid Road No. 10 — 
County- Aid Road No. 17 — 
County: Aid Road No, 
County' Aid ■ Road No. 
County Aid Road No, 
County Aid Road No. 
Countv- Aid Road- No. 22 
County' Aid Road No. 23 __ 
Counti-; Aid Road No. 24 „ 
County Aid R.oad No. 20 _ 
County Aid Road No. 27' _ 
County AM Road No.- 28 _- 
County Aid Road No. 20 — 
County Aid Road No. 30 „ 
County Aid Road No. 31 „ 
County Aid Road. No. 32 __ 
County Aid Road No. 3(1 „ 
County Aid Road No. 37 _. 
County Aid; Road No. 38 _ 
County Aid 'Road No. 30 _ 
County Aid Road No. 41 — 

10 _. 

20 _ 

21 ^_ 


• 200.00 
- 87.50 





'730.70 (County Share) 
318.28 '(County Share) 
945.00 i — 


Thief River Pharmacy 

O. H. Ekeren & Sons 


one 77 


_$ 13,507.00 ; 

$ 13,507. 

Barry Hawkinson 
August Dahlin — - 
Walfred Carlson - 

X V. Patton 

Max Krause _ 

Joe Osness 

J. O. Ronning — .- 

Howard Christie —Thief River Falls 
Mrs Nels G. Olson-Thief River Falls 
Mrs. W. W. Prichard Jr. - _ 

Thiof River Falls 

Fred Rockstad Thief River Falls 

Albert Poppenhagen_Thief River Falls 

Frank Rinkel TWef River Pal s 

E. J. Rustad Thief River Falls 

Herbert Safford- . Thief River Fa] s 

Mrs. Chas. Shirley -Thief River Fa s 

Frank Mouscly Thief River Fa Is 

Ole Engelstad _ThIef River Palls 
Mrs. John Forder —Thief River Falls 
Dan Bjorkman — .Thief River Falls 
Palmer Peterson —Thief River Falls 

Arthur Arveson .—Hickory; 

Emll Zavoral — ^ ^_JHIckory 

Wm. Singer : 

Bennie Bolstad . — - 
Olav Hegeland — 
Sam B. 1 Swanson: 

Oliver Olen ~i- 

Knut Tstesund — - 

T. S. Iverson - 

L. p. Stenseth __^. 

The following Qualified, voters were 
selected and certified to the District 
Court for Petit Jury service during 
1937: j 

John Hoqulst — i • . ' . S°&£ 

W41liam Ellefson | . S°£Sl 

Louis O. Lawson; _^_ Nortn! 

RenoM Johnson 1 — - 
Roman Paulson 4 — — 

Andrew Carlson \ : 

Mrs. Victor Swanson 

Halvor Fodstad — - 

Jas. A. Knutson — 

Olaf : W^ahlberg — : 

J.' E. Hruby : 

Thos. J. Skaar 

Mrs. Carl Edseth — 
Mrs. J. A. McEnelly 

■ Moved by Commissioner Race and seconded by Commissioner Roy that 
the Board adjourn 'until the next regular meeting. Carried. 


'-.''; i ' . Chairman. 

Attest: A. M. Sens'tad, 

County Auditor. 

City School Band 
Holds January Meeting 

„Deer Park 
„Deer Park 





_jClover Leaf 
—Clover Leaf 
Clover Leaf; 

.Vill. Goodrldge 

but,, o. **. *«.»»», — Vll L'j5 O0dr & e l 

Mrs. Casper Iverson — Qoodndge TwpJ 
Mrs. Peter Lovely — Goodrfdge TwpJ 

Theodore Highland — ■ H ighlandlng 

Frank KrebecheK : Highlandlng; 

Oscar Thoreson I ^—.Highlandlng 

Mrs.- Earnest W. ;Heden -Hlghlandinfi 

Mrs. Carl Anderson — Stai 

Mrs.'Ludvick Johnson ____^ , 

Anton Koterbra ;_ -— Stai 

Mrs. Otto. Porno: ■ — Stat 

Mrs. Albert Halvorson — Highlandlng 

Sorenson' .Hermahsbn . - [... — . R eihei 

Oble OmIId'_ — I.- -— ■■.-: .. R elnet 

Mrs.. George Wold , 
Mrs. Geo.: Vraa 

Mrs. "Herman 'Mollne_Thief River Falh 
Mrs. Carl J. Ols^h-Thlef. River Falls 
Mrs.'James:.Barhett_Thlef River Fallf 

Peter Jacobson —i Thief River Falls 

("Mca" Ostmoe : Thief River Fall; 

Martin 'Aas ,^— ^_L— IThlof rRiver Falls 
A, H. Akre J — Thief River Falli 

I s i " "' '■ - . - '" 


(Continued- from Page 1) 
state income \axj collected in 1936 
has been received by the county 
treasurer. School District No. 18 
will receive from this settlemont 
?3.85 lor each 921 pupils, or. a to- 
tal of $3,&45.85. The income tax 
payment received in Sept. was on 
the basis of $6.15 per pupil, so that 
when the district gets this pay- 
ment, it will have received from 
the 1935 income tax $10.00 for ev- 
ery pupil between the ages of 8 
and 16 living in the district. The 
total amount received will be $9,- 

Room No. 3 in the Lincoln build- 
ing has been remodeled to increase 
its size sufficiently "to furnish room 
for band practice, it was reported. 

The following is a schedule for 
the coming school activities thru 
thf.. middle of March: 

Jan. 15^ — Basketball game with 
Bemldji, there/. - 

Jan. 16 — Basket/ball game with 
Cass Lake, there. 

Jan. 18^ — P. T. A. meeting in the 
Lincoln building, with John G. 
Rockwell as main speaker. 

Jan. 19-r-Basketball game, re- 
serves play Alvarado, there. 

Jan. 21 — Minnesota "fooflball pic- 
tures shown in the Municipal" Aud- 

Jan. 22-r-Basketbail. game with 
East Grand Forks, here. 

Jan. 26-r-BasketJbali : game with 
Plummer, there; j 

Jan, 29— Basketball game with 
Crookston and Strandquist, here. . 

Feb. 1 — Humorous decjaination 
contest in- this city. ;.;'■■■;.' :-.':■' i\. ;■ 

"Feb.. '. 2— BasketbalV- game;. . ReV 
serves, play ;Strandquist, ~ there." j" " 
: "Feb/. 5— -fiaBkeiJbair 'game ~' : ^"with- 

"Warren, theTe. 

Feb. 8— ^Dramatic declamation 
contest in this' city. 

Feb. 12— Basketball game with 
East Grand Forks, there. 

Feb. 15 — Final declamation con- 
test, here. , ... 

Feb. 17 — Basketball game with 
Crookston, there. 

Feb. 19 — Basket-ball game with 
Bemidji, here. 

Fejb. 24 — Basketball game with 
Grand Forks Central, here. 

Mar. 3, 4, 5, District basketball 
tournament, here. 

Mar. 9— 'Regional declamation 
contest held in this city. 

Mar. 11-12 — Regional basketball 
tournament in Ada. 

Mar. 16^ — ABBenrbly * program in 
the Municipal Auditorium, "Davies 

""-Sbfai^«g t L ■!>' 

Federal Court Sentences 
Four Polk Co. Farmers 

Four residents of Polk county 
were given sentences this week in 
the federal' court at Fergus Palls 
for violating federal liquor laws In 
a state-wide oheck-urp. ' 

Joe : and .Prank Slonek, Polk 
county farmers, received orders 
placing them in the Otter Tail 
county jail on charges of possess- 
ing mash' for the makine ot liquor. 
.Joseph Kopecky d rew a similar 
sentence on a similar charge and 
George Sherman Biius was sent- 
enced: to two years at El Reno for. 
violating the liquor taxing act but 
.was placed on pronation for three 
years.'" '< ' . 

Guy Rahm and his wife, Manon, 
cf-' Detroit-Liakes, were both sent- 
enced i to ten months in the Mihne-' 
apolia workhouse on .a- liquor 
L chfir'ge.- Drawing a suspended re- 
formatory-, sentence, Herbert Wag-., 
ner.l.of ..Warrpad, was placed' on 
probation ifor five -ears. ' ■": -T 'I 

50c Waiko Tablets, 39c 
35c Vicks Rub, 19c 

65c Pinex, 39c 

KURIKO, (Genuine) 89c 
50c Pablum, 39c 

40c Musterole, 29c 
PfunderTab's,$3 BismaRex,50c 


Cigarettes, PerCtn.$lis 

12c Per Pkg. 2 for 23c 


60c Alka Seltzer, 49c 
Briten Tooth Paste, 25c 
40c Castoria, 29c 

ICECREAM;(Sunday)qt. 25c 

^Save with Safety! 9 

Thief Eiver Falls, Pennington County, ^Minnesota, January 21. 1937 

Number 42". 


Rockwell, State Cbmm. of 
; Education Speaks 
To Local P. T. A. 

County Sportsmen Plan 
Organization Next Tues. 

Relief of Burden) of 
Local Tax Is Aim of Law 

Survey Shows Ability To 

Keep Up Many Schools 

Vary Very Much 

Rockwe \K 
of educa- 

All who heard John G. 
ric state commissioner 
tioh, epe^k at the monthly meeting 
of the local. P-T-A Monday -venlng, 
were fully made t» realize what 
Minnesota is trying to do for edu- 
cating our younger generation. The 
evening was cold so many were 
kept away, but the two hundred 
who were present were given a 
(comprehensive idea -of what is be*- 
ihg done. j 

"While Air. Hockwell's topic was 
"Proposed Social Legislation", he 
diverged from his subject suffici- 
ently to give a good outline of what 
Minnesota's educational ] program 
consists. The idea behind our 
.school legislation 'is to! equalize 
taxation so that the . state would 
collect the greater proportion ox 
toe tax and thus furnish the great- 
. er 'part of the funds to | run the 
schools in every community. The 
advantage in this arrangement, he- 
argued, is that the state collects 
"and distributes the" tax on a state 
wide basis which enables a great 
many schools to kee-p open but 
which otherwise would have had' 
' to close because of a shortage of 
-local funds. He cited the case of 
the Village of Hibbins which rais- 
.$200 per school pupil while- other 
districts couldn't raise more than 
$8 per pupil. But the state's equal- 
ization plan enabled all schools to 
ivmain in session the regular term. 
In discussing prcpose<l laws in 
education he mentioned bills that 
proposed free, transportation for 
rural high school pupils jand for 
-seventh and eighth gradej students 
from ; rural, to high schools; other 
measures proposed seek to further 
the] idea that no community needs 
to overburden itself to secure pro- 
per] education, still others propos- 
ed a. health survey, codification of 
-all j school laws -an*] public recre- 
ational programs to combat crime, 
and a teacher's tenure of office 
bill! : 

Other numbers on the; program 
were:; a piano solo by Miss Eileen 
Holland, xylophone solos! by Miss 
Lorrain Quist and songp by the 
high school boys' , octette. ; C. E. 
Hellquist was the ■ chairman, with 
Prof. Morris Bye- introducing the 
main speaker, Mr. Rockwell, 
lunch was served vt the close. 

The sportsmen of Pennington 
county will meet at the 'Commerci- 
al Club room R at the City Auditori- 
um Tuesd«" evening next week for 
the purpese of 'organizing a local 
sportsmen's club. j ' 

Lyle Tweete, .the new game war- 
Sen assigned this territory, will 
speak. Discussion will also center 
on the need of feeding- of wild" 
birds, which it Is believed, aire suf- 
fering for lack of proper food be- 
cause of the heavy snow. 

As a sportsman's club is a vital 
necessity in promoting outdoor life 
in the territory all interested" per- 
sons are urged to attend; Tuesday's 
meeting. j 

Stockholders Meeting Is 
Postponed Till Monday 

Owing to the lack of a quorum, 
the stockholders meeting of Citi- 
zens Depositors, Inc., which was 
called for Monday evening, Jan.. IS, 
was adjourned to next Monday ev- 
ening at 8:00 P. M., January 25th, 
1937. All holders of common stock 
are urged to attend this meeting so 
the -business >6f the corporation can 
b e attended to. The meeting will 
be held in the Court Room in the 
Court House. 


Dakota Millers Play 
| Independents Sunday 

The. Thief Rive r Falls Independ- 
ent basketball team on Sunday will, 
meet the stiffest oppsition : that may 
be seen on the locaL floor when the 
Dakota Millers of Grand Forks 
come here for a game, beginning 
-■at fchrea o'clock. \ ■ 

Difficulty in arranging game3 
with fast teams has beeniencount- 
ered by the manager of the Inde- 
pendents. However, when the Da- 
lwta Millers were booked, 'the fast, 
est team in the Northwest was se- 
; cored. The Millers have lost only 
five games out f thirty played so 
far this season. The team consists 
of former college and high school 
stars such as.SItner Johnson, cent- 
er on 1 the Northwestern University 
team a few years ^ago and who was- 
the choice for the Big-Ten confer- ■ 
ence selection: Acey Olson, star 
forward from the Agricultural col- 
leg fi at Fargo and star forward on 
tho . North Central college confer- 
ence for several seasons; "Webster, 
a star at the University of Grand 
Forks, and Burkhardt and Sato- 
vich. who have earned their bas- 
ketball laurels at Grand Forks.. 

The line-up of the Independents 
will! be from the following: My- 
rom, Dahl, Georre and Carl Lee, 
Gabnelson, Jung, Battelson, Cam- 
eron and Snyder. They i are all 
reasoned players and most of them 
known for their ability in the hoop 

The; Independents defeated Ro- 
seau on the latter^ floor iWednes- 
day evening toy the score! of 42 to 
33. , The chilly drive to Roseau had 
littlft ; effect with the locals who 
■were in a commanding lead thru- 
out the entire game. I 



Halloek Barely Noses Out 

Victory In Fast Tilt 

Played Here 

DePaul And Julien Are 
.Stars For Local Team 

Next Game Here Will Be 

Played Wednesday of 

Next Week 

iarshaU Old Mill Site 
To -Be New State Park 

; ■ ! "I— ~' : 

Northwestern Minnesota will 
have a nerv state park within the 
near future if plans now ■being 
completed are put into effect. The 
plans, ^outlined >by Walter MoGrea- 
gor, engineer for th& Minnesota 
executive' council, and bis assist- 
ant, John ; Davis, call for conversion 
of the Old Mill site, west of Strand- 
quist into 'a. park equipped: with 
tourist camps; a . swimming : pool, 
a recreationi field and other recre- 
ational facilities. The proposed 
park would include approximately 
300 acres! of land. 

All Pennington County Gatherings 

IVill Be Concluded By 

Saturday Evening 

A soil conservation program was 
held in this city Monday. 1 The pro- 
gram was, explained by Stanley Do- 
ten and Alfred Longren, county 
committeeman. At this ■ meeting 
the North township farmers were 
present. Air Longren was elected 
chairman of the 'board of ^directors, 
Renaid Johnson, vice chairman, 
W .E. Smith, third member, and 
Christ Engen, alternate. I 

St. Hi 1 aire wa« also the scene 
of a'soil conservation meeting bs-ld 
Monday for the Black River and 
River Falls farmers. S. E. Hunt 
and Hans Anton were main speak- 
ers at this program. Officers elect- 
ed at this mea-ting were Ed. Mc-ven 
of Red Lake Falls, chairman of 
the board of directors, : William 
Palmquist f Hazel, vic e .chair- 
man. H Jepson of Hazel, third 
member, and W. P. Wilson of St. 
Hilaire, alternate.; 

Another program was :he-Id in 
this city Tuesday for Silverton 
township. At this time county ag- 
ent R. M. Douglass and Hans An- 
ton, and Alfred Longren were at 
the head of the program. ; Several 
other meetings 'are being held in 
other townships this week. Those 
for the last two days of this week 

Friday, Jan. 22— Hickory and 
Deer Park at River Valley cream- 
ery at 2 p m.; Bray and Polk 
Centre at St. Hilaire hall; at 2 p. 
ni.; Norden and Numedal at Thief 
River Falls court house at 2 p. m. 

Saturday, Jan. 23 — Star and Rei- 
ner at Dahlen school at 2 p m.; 
Highlanding at Vaughan school at 
2 p. m.; Mayfield and Wyandotte at 
Bruggemann school at 2 p m. 


A unit of the Rural Credit' Farm- 
ers was- organized at Middle River 
Monday when an enthusiastic 
crowd selected officers and proceed 
ed to join with other similar groups 
in this territory. The meeting was 
addressed by G. A. Brattland of 
this city and T. H. Bjerke and A, 
K. Lockrem, officers of th e Pen- 
nington County organization. 

Railroad Officials Confer 
On Proposed State Tax 

A conference of district officials 
of the Soo and Great Northern rail- 
roads was held at the. Soo depot 
here Monday. Louis Gauthier, tra- 
veling freight agent of the Great 
Northern from Grand Forks,, and 
G. W. Hawe s and A. C. Pederson, 
of the S'oo Line, were present as 
were a number 1 of local business- 

A ^problem facing the railroads 
In Minnesota is; an increase in the 
grosft receipts tax. As" all rail- 
roads In the state are operating at 
a loss and unable to pay bh e pres- 
ent taxes levied on these common 
carriers it was. deemed unfair to 
enact added taxes. The result. If 
the tax was levied, would" be that 
there would have to be an [increase 
in freight rates oh goods! not or- 
dinarily handled by trucks:. 

\ A marked improvement of the 
Thief River Falls Thieves was evi- 
dent in- the game Sunday when 
they played the seasoned Halloek 
sextette in the fastest and most 
spectacular game played in the 
new Ice Arena. Th e Halloek team, 
deserved their hard-earned 4 to .3 
victory over the Thieves which was 
witnessed by a capacity house of 
cheering fans who watched the 
Thieves try to launch their win- 
ning streak in order to secure a 
position in the semi-final play-off 
in late February. 

Hallcck went into the lead after 
15 minutes of fast skating when 
Sprout, a Halloek forward, smok- 
ed one past Tremontin, Thieves 
goalie and added another after ten 
minutes in the second period which 
ended 2 to for Halloek. Reuben 
Julien of the Thieves offense had 
the crowd standing in the third 
period when he soared on a dash 
shortly after the period opened 
leaving the score 2 to 1. but Hal- 
lock turned on the T>ow:r and 
scored twice in ranid* succession. 

In the larat five minute K the 
Thieves played a five-man offen- 
sive. Halloek watching for the 
brraks. Taylor scored for the 
Thieve* on an. assist from Julien. 
and .Julien scored again lust as 
the gun sounded, ending a well- 
Phiyed game that needs no alibi 

WhiU DePaul played the most 
stellar game, Chet LaDeux. defence 
and A. Tremontine, goalie, both 
from Chisholm, the two new bovs 
on the Thieves squad, playing their 
first gam? here, received much fa- 
vorable pommen* and will streng- 
(Connnued on back page) 



Cold, Snow Continued; 
. Roads Become Drifted 

: More snow and' continued* cold 
has been ; the order of the week's 
weather in this territory. While 
the temperature arose . above the 
zero mark on two occasions, tha 
general trend was for. below zero 
weather. ' The coldest was reach- 
ed Monday when the mercury stood 
at 34 below, when a severe cold 
wav e struck central . Minnesota 
from -the ^nortn. it was 43 below 
at Bemidji and Warroad. More 
than three inches : of snow was 
•heaped in; small drifts Wednesday 
In a light storm that added more 
difficulties, for car travelers on 
county roads, thp^greater portion 
of which 'are closed. . 

James K. Shaw. 28. lifelong re- 
sident of n-?ar Park River, N. D ' 
was found frozen to death a quart- 
er of a . mile from his home early 

Shaw and two other's had start- 
ed from Park River about 2. A. M. 
Sunday for the Shaw farm, three 
and one-half miles northwest cf 
town. Their car stalled a mile 
from^ the far mand Shaw started 
walking the remainder of the way ■ 
but never; reached his destination. 
Dr. G. L. Countryman, county cor- 
oner, who investieated the case, 
said It wa- a cas? of bein<r: over- 
come by the cold and n inquest 
13 planned. 

State F.-L. Convention 
Will be Held Next Week 

The annual conference of the 
Minnesota Farmer Labor party 
will be held in St. Paul th G last 
two day s of next week, Jan. 29th 
and" 30th. The meeting will he held 
in the St. Paul auditorium 

The purpose of the convention 
is to formulate a legislative pro- 
gram in conjunction with Governor 
Benson's proposals, correct am- 
biguities in the party's constitu- 
tion, consider resolutions as sub- 
mitted by county conventions, and 
to attend to any other -business 
which may come before the" con- 

Delegates^ from Pennington 
county elected at -the convention 
here Wednesday, Dec. 30, are: Ein- 
er Jenson, Goodridge; Carl Ander- 
son, Wyhe; Palmer Wold, GoorT- 
■ A?f5f ; ? e 2 mer , fiaUand and R, M. 
Aalbu, bo g! of Thie f River Falls. 


fe?i* h w?5 J S eiId !SF i,ieM honora 
for L. .N.VBennes, Thief Riv er p al ig 

ffff^V 01 The Lincoln JS 
w ? L^ e Insnra nce Company, 

week?? * ' U waa Iearned thi * 

th^flrS 6 "?^ waa ' named amon e 
pttfi first fifteen company azentt 

m number of appUcatS wVitSm 

during December. ;This hone* was 

won in competition.rwith the Com^ 

any s more than fifteen hundred 

sales representatives '• -- qrea 

the country. 

90-Day I Sentence 1$ 

Given Turkey Thief 

Appearing • before Municipal 
Jr-dge Lincoln Arnold for' the theft 
ol a turkey from the Land O'J^akes 
Creameries. Walter R. Burhart re- 
ceived a ] 90-day suspended sent, 
ence, which was recommended by 
H. O. Ber^e, the county attorney. 

Last S*f"rd-ay evening. Burhart 
gained admittance with the use of 
a duplicate -he^had made from Ihe 
key used" ^y other employees when 
h? was working for the firm. Bur- 
hart was intoxicated when he com- 
mitted the eheft. After being ap- 
prehended! °v authorities Burhart 
returned the turkey. 


Prowlers Lose Both Games On Trip 

To BemidjI and Cass Lake 

^Over Week-End 

Tomorrow R vening th e Thief Riv- 
er Falls Prowlers will face the 
Little Green Wave of East Grand 
Fork K in a game of bask&tball that 

should rprove to be both fast and 

Forks will 
er s for th 
which the 
deal with 

close. Th 

feated by 

Lake, but 

the same ~**«. u *, « 

team which defeated 

earlier in 

_ East-Siders were de- 
both Bemidji and Cass 
-they were- victors over 
Grand' Forks Central 

-_ the locals 

he season. East Grand 
b& one of the contend- 
ie district championship 
Prowlers will have to 
and right now it looks 

K for both aggregations. 

The Thief River Falls Prowlers 
playing last Friday evening at Be- 
midji were; defeated by the Bemid- 
ji Lumberjacks 32 to 26. Both 
teams set k fast pace at the open- 
ing gun and-- kept it up through all 
four quarters, having the fans on 
their feet as much as in their 
seats. - ! 

Bemidji jstarfcerf the scoring af- 
ter several minutes of play on a 
fast break) giving them a 2 to 
lead. This 1 score was soon altered, 
however, when Helquist dribbled 
the_ length, of the floor, through the 
entire Luir/berjack defense, to 
score on a! close-in shot. The re- 
mainder of the first quarter went 
in Bemidii'a favor and the score at 
the end of the quarter stood at 5 
to 2. Scoring in the «econd period 
was started <by Helquist when he 
caged a long attempt .from 'beyond 
the foul circle. The. Lumber jacks 
were next; with a free throw and 
iLorentson. tied the game art six-all 
a short time later by sinking an- 
other long sftot. Hekraist added, 
another, field goal to his -credit to 
I>ut the' Prowlers in the lead 8 " to 
6. But Bemidji opened up and 
gained three field coals and again 
had a four point advantage. After- 
Helquist Had made two more long 
attempts from side (court and each 
team had been successful on a few 
'gift shots, the first half closed with 
Bemidji: bopping the Prowlers by 
one point, 14 to 13. 
■ The third qnarterwas a bad one 
for the locals, who made only 
three points to tfheir "Opponents* el- 
even, thus ^giving Bemidji a decld- sen* v 
ed lead, which the.. Prowlers were a flre. 


Koosevelt T^kes Oath of 
Office for Second Term 

* In Downpour of Rain 

Relief From Poverty 
Marks F. R/s Program 

Huge Crowds At te n d 
Doings at; First. Mid- 
winter Inaugural 

Amidst the downpour of rain and 
the ceremony attended by an im- 
mense crowd President Roosevelt 
took the oath of office for a sec- 
ond term Wednesday at noon. His 
inaugural address was (broadcast 
i>y several chains of radio-.sta.tir *.+ 

* President Roosevelt pledged his 
second term to the devotion of 
continued efforts in diminishing 
poverty in the country and toward 
helping the socially unfortunate. 

He recalled the ■ circumstances 
•cf hie first inaugural, a pledge then 
made to "drive from th e temple of 
our ancient faith those who have 
profaned it," to "find through gov- 
ernment the instrument of our un- 
ited purpose to solve for the Indi- 
vidual the ever rising problem of 
a complex civilization." 
. "We refused," he said, "to leave 
the problems of bup common wel- 
fare to he solved by the winds of 
chance and the hurricanes of dis- 

Turning to the constitution, he 
reiterated - his belief, expressed in 
hi F recent message -to congress, 
that it equips the government ade- 
quately to meet modern problems 
"The constitution of 1787," he 
said, "did not make our democracy 

Reviews Accomplishments 
/"True we hav e come far from 
the day 3 of stagnation and des- 
pair", he said. "Vitality has been 
preserved. Courage and confidence 
have heen restored." Mental ' and 
moral horizons hav e been extend- 
ed. ( 

"But our present gains were 
won under the pressure of more 
than ordinary circumstance. Ad- 
vance becomes imperative under 
th R goad of fear and suffering The 
time t were on . the side of dm 
gress." * 

"To he-Id to progress today how- 
ever, is mo-redifficult. Dulled con- 
science, irresponsfbilitv and ruth- 
less self interest already reappear 
buch symptoms of prosperity may 
become portents of disaster; pros- 
perity already tests th e persistence 
or our progressive purpose " 

"In taking again the "oath of of- 
fice as president of the United 
states. I assume the solemn obli- 
gation of leading 1 the American 
people forward along th? road ov- 
er which they have chosen to ad- 
vance. . 

"While this duty rests u D on me 
r shall d ft my utmost to speak their 
purpose and bo- do their will, seek- 
ing divine guidance to help us each 
and every one to give light to them 
that sit in darkness, and to guide 
our fee* into the way of peace." 



«™^~"u**"i BnaW « to top. The score at the 
throughout end of the ; third period was 25 to 
(Continued on Iiast Page) 

Rising Costs Force 
Raise in Milk and Cream 

t After due consideration of the 
cost of laibor, price of milch cows, 
feed, and many incidentals, the 
memJbers of the Thief River Palls 
■Milk Producers association decid- 
ed to raise the price of milk and 
cream at a meeting held at the 
Palm Garden Cafe Monday noon. 
A luncheon was partaken of by all 
the representatives- present follow- 
ing the business session at which 
Waldie Chrlstianson acted as toast- 

The raise in price will equal one 
cent per quart of milk and one 
cent per half-pint of cream. This 
will take effect next Saturday. 

Golden Gophers Film To 
Be Shown Here Tonight 

Local admirers of Minnesota's 
golden gophers should' not forget 
the showing of the f 1936 football 
films Hit the local auditorium, to- 
night (Thursday), Ibeginninc at 8 
o'clock. The showing of these pic- 
tures here hj sponsored ■ by the 
Junior Civic & Commerce associa- 
tion, the proceeds to go to the 
benefit of the local high school 
athletic department. 


Youth Fonun Officials Bequest All 

Local Younff People To 

Be Present 

Striking lumberjacks establish- 
ed picket lines outside several nor- 
thern Minnesota cities Tuesday and 
planned a mass meeting to con- 
sider settlement (proposals offered 
by Independent logging operators. 
Picket lines were set up outside 
Duluth. Grand Marais, Cloquet 
and International Palls. "We are 
Stopping the movement of tunfber 
to the mills," said Fred LeQuier 
president of. the Timber Workers 
■Union. ■ ' 

1 Dead, 1 Injured In 

Fire Near Bemidji 

One person was burned to death 
and two others seriously burned as 
a, result of a flre which destroyed 
the combined bunkhouse and cook- 
house at the Wilton Lumber com- 
pany icamp, 20 miles south- of Sol- 
way, near Bemidji, early Tuesday. 

Charles Degerman of Blackduck, 
about 18 years old, was "burned to 
death, while George Fielder of 
Northome, 33, and Bldon Fry of 
Taylors Falls, 24, were Ibadly burn- 

The fire is reported to have start 
ed when gasoline instead, of kero- 
sene was used by mistake to kindle 
" ftre. 

When the flre broke out the tem- 
perature was axouhd 42 degrees be- 
low zero. ' 

The first meeting of the Youth's 
Forum was held Thursday last 
wsek in the Old Elks Hall. Under 
the direction of GEorge Denning of 
Plummer, the group was organiz- 
ed, committees appointed, and . a 
chairman elected. Nicky Cbrino 
sang "Chapel in the Moonlight", 
and "P.Ennies from - Heaven". 

The Youth's Forum has been" or- 
ganized entirely for the purpose 
of furnishing intelligent. entertain- 
ment of cultural value for the 
young peopla in Thief River Falls 
and vicinity. _ At- each_ 'meeting 
there will be one hour of lectures 
or discussions icn current topics. 
Arrangements are being made for 
several talks by well known oer- 
son* in this community. We are 
confident that these talks will be 
interesting as well as educational: 
The second hour of the meeting 
will be ptir'ly recreational. There 
will be entertainment of various 
types, singing, dramatics, etc. 

The young people of Thief River 
Falls are o:rdially invited to at- 
tend these Youth's Forum: meet- 
ings The sponsors are confident 
that it will be well worth s-our 
while. The next meeting will be 
in the Old Elks Hall, Thursday ev- 
ening, tonight, at 8:00 P. M. In- 
cluded on the prograr- will be a 
talk "Children of the Depression", 
by Mrs. H. O. Berve; a reading. 
"If", by Frances Cavanaugh, and 
community singing, led by Mrs. 
Agnes Israelson. 

"May we have the pleasure of 
ycur presence at our next meet- 
ing?" is the plea *f the sponsors- 
of the "youth project.. 


Forum Expects to Publish ' 
Weekly Installment 
of State Lawmakers 

Many Bills Are Thrown 
Into Legislative Hopper 

Conservative Complain of 

Assignments; Torkel- 

son Is Seated ' 

Local NYA To Sponsor 
•Basketball and Boxing 

Youths not attending school ar=. 
urged to come to the High School 
Gym Saturday evenings. Basket- 
ball and boxlne will be the main 
sports participated in during a re- 
creational period. 

Marvin Benson and Stanley Ev- 
ents will b ft in charge and those 
wishing for additional information 
should get in touch with either of 
these gentlemen at their office at 
the City Audit-crium. 

Locken, Noted Crookston 
Physician, Dies Monday 

Doctor Oscar E. Uocken, '45 
years old, ftrominent Crookston 
physician, died Monday of. pneu- 
monia after a 10. day illness-. 

An outstanding figure in the lire 
of that community, he had been 
mayor of the city six years, ipubl:c 
health officer six vea-m and vice- 
president of the Minnesota Public 
Health Association several years. 

•He was" speaker of the house of 
delegates of; the Minnesota Medi- 
cal Association, a member: of the 
state planning board committee on 
social economics and a xuenrber of 
the board of certification of public 
health nurses. 

'Dr. Locken was one of three 
founders of the Northwest clinic at 
Crookston in 1920.' 

His widow, a son, two daughters, 
two flisjers, and his mother sur- 


Roseau Graf ton; N. Dak. Badger 
Ross Larimore, N. D. t new Warroad 
Stephen Newfolden Mcintosh 

Thief River Falls \ . Greenbush 

Crookston New York Mills Warren 

The following is a report of do- 
ings of the Minnesota Legislature, 
recorded by an observer on tha 
scene. The Forum expects to pub- 
lish a weekly installment of tho 
law-mill throughout the duration 
of the session. — -Editor. 

The close of the second week of 
the legislative session finds both: 
houses well organized and getting 
down bo routine work. The . com- 
mittees have been named and their 
meeting schedules arranged-^-a 
chore in itself, -for every member 
has many committee assignments,' 
and to arrange -the hours of meet-" 
inf. so as, to as far as possible a- 
vold conflict is quite a problem. 

Almost one hundred-sixty Bills 
have been introduced. Among 
them, many of considerable import- 
ance. The committers are down 
to work arid in th e next few days 
the Bills will trickle back to the 
Hcuse-with various recommenda- 
tions., and then the work i s on in 
earn Est. ■- \ 

Among 'important Bills already 
m the hopper, are several dealing 
with a state civil service system; 
a state dispensary ''Bill; several 
dealing with phases of the liquor 
problem; a I:ng list of Bills in- 
tended to liberalize the Old Age 
Assistance Law; an anti-injunctioa 
in labor disputes BUT; and *ha 
Stockwell Power Amendment Bill 
This latter would authorize the 
sratp to enter the business of gen- 
erating electrical energy ti-p Bill 
-would stfbmit the proposition to 
the voters at the next general el- 
fction. Amendment Xo. l which, 
would authorize the- sta'« to ex- 
cnango state lands fbi- fV? C rM or 
rrlvatelv owned lands, and which 
pas lost last fall, has been re-in- 

The blood and thunder bnv s who 
aiwaya lon^ for a tiff b:tw«en the 
rival political factions, cot ? little 
whiff fe> wet their whistle Friday 
when Representative Rov Dunn 
romplamed of tht committe ns=i»n- - 
ments given to th e conservatives. 
(Continued on bacK pagej 

Rifle Club Hears 

Nx>ted World Expert 

Approximately 100 rifl* sho-ters 
from -the North western, part of the 
state last Monday P veninT attended 
an open meeting of the Thief River- 
Rifle & Revolver club' hMd in the 
Masonic Hall where Dr. E. O. 
Swanson, national rifle expert, 
spoke on tho/v^uo .-,<■ v-^w^,. K-. w 
to handle aid shoot firearms. Dr. 
Swanson hail^ from Minneapolis. 

Dr. Swanson had guns from va- 
rious parts of the world and a- 
mong thes^was his twenty-pound 
Swiss gun in. which he won the 
Worlds championship. He stated 
that the interest in rifle shooting 
is spreading throughout the United 
States more rapidly than ever j 
which showed that th e -people 
were becoming conscious of the 
necessity of learning how to handle 

Oapt. George Kuch. secretary ot 
the state association and chief of 
the First National Bank police of 
Minneapolis, demonstrated the use 
of the pistol. He wag" assisted by 
Mr. Tjajrsen of Roseau who l a asso- 
ciated with the U. S. Immigration, 
department. Several reels of mo- 
tion . pictures were shown, portray- 
ing the efforts and the develop- 
ments of 'the state conservation de- 
partment in conserving our natural 
fish resources. 

Br. Swanson demonstrated his 
markmauship -by shooting «candy 
wafers the size of a nickel held be- 
tween the finger.* of Captain. Kuch. 
Demonstrations were given in 
prone and shoulder shooting, re- 
gistering perfect marksmanship. 

During ^ (brief business session 
conducted at the close of the dem- 
onstrations, George Whitchurch • 
was elected president; George Er- 
Ickson. vice-president; Herb Jung, 
•executive officer; Leon Kaliher; as 
treasurer and A. Borry, secretary. 
As soon as the second floor in the 
Arena is completed the, Thief River 
Rifle & Revolver cluo will have its 
own shooting range. 

L. B. Ha^tz Stores 

We Guarantee Lowest Average Prices 


M j . East Grand Forks ' Baudette 

St. Thomas, N. D. Williams 

Argyle, nev 

Fosston ■ 
Shelly Bemidji 

Goodridge, new: 


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February 21, 1936, under Act of Congress of March 
3, 1897. I 


Thersettlement of the ■strike of the employees of 

"be still far off as this 
'sit-down" strikers are 

tbe General Motors seems to 

is being written. While the ' 

leaving the factories after remaining in control of 

car manufacturing equipmen: for several weeks, 

"ttiere i s littleito cause us to believe that a truce now 

may bring about any swift settlement. 

The main; issue at stake is collective bargaining 
and goodness' knows that Ganeral Motors will not 
consent to "bargaining very readily on this issue. 

If this biggest of all automobile manufacturers 
consents to collective bargaining it means that all 
automobile workers will deal with their employers 
through officers of one large jlabo* organization. So 
far the auto manufacturers have dealt with their 
workers singly and have hired and fired almost at 
frill. The workers have had little or nothing to say 
in the matter. They have had to accept the wages 
and hours as General Motors | wanted*. 

No one can deny that to deal with General Moot- 
ers the most effectively the workers would want to 
toe organized,! but because the great proportion of 
them were unskilled as theyjbegan their work and 
were content! to earn only a! bare existence it has 
been difficult to get them organized. However, they 
are now becoming more intelligent and a rs getting 
*o see that organizing will improve their conditions'. 

The Roosevelt administration is urging collec- 
tive "bargaining in industry, jit is generally consid- 
ered by all impartial leaders that collective bargain-, 
■ng Is the only way to improve the conditions of the 
laboring class. If the General Motors corporation 
oonscnts tx> negotiate on these lines it will be a long 
step forward for the workingjclass- But we "will be 
aurprised to find it will and for that reason predict it 
will be a Iongjtime yet before! the strike is settled! 

I ~ i : " 


During the past forty years we have witnessed 
the enactment of innumerable acts -by congress and. 
tiie various state legislatures in the interest of better 
Hving condition for our poorer classes of people. 
Among these were anti-child pabor legislations, oth- 
- er legislation :for improvement of labor conditions, 
•bortening the hours of labor, etc. Bufthe, end of 
the story in each of these instances was that the 
United States supreme court declared" this legislation 
unconstitutional. The general excuse wa s that nei- 
ther the federal government nor the various states 
oould legislate along these lines. 

■Between th& powers granted to the federal gov- 
ernment by the constitution and those denied to the 
states 'by thejdue process clause in the Fourteenth 
Amendment, lies a legislative|"no man's land" which 
ia guarded by the court against social or economic 
ref oi m and reformers, a land where neither the state 
uor the central government may enter t control 
prices, fix wages, limit hours, i or regulate production 
in private industry which is not clothed with a- pub- 
>lic interest as, for instance, Icommon carriers. If 
■congress attempted to cross state lines to regulate 
a local business, the owner sought defense and found 
it in the constitution and when the states- attempted 
*o control the;same industry, the owner again sought 
defense and again got it under the due .process 

It is in this field of legislation where rugged in- 
dividualism- prospered and where conditions of our 
poorer classes grew worse as our economic life he- 
came more and more complicated^ But when the 
supreme court preceeded to knock out every hit of 
- the New Deal; because of this "no man's land" they 
seemed to have struck at their own end in power. 

While President Roosevelt is satisfied in repri- 
manding the court for being obsolete or old-fashion- 
ed in its interpretation of the New 'Deal and merely 
proposes that 'they 'become upJ-to-date as to the needs 
of today there are many of the opinion that an am- 
endment to oiir* constitution is necessary. Senator 
Norris has taken the lead in furthering the move- 
ment for such an amendment and it i s a foregone 
conclusion that 'before land enough legislatures will 

as to keep the public Informed and guarded against 
the great toll due to this disease. j | 

But the cure for cancer is still a, mystery to all 
doctors. The victims of cancer live ■■ on for months 
after the discovery of the disease but medicine in 
most cases is unable to "bring about any certain cure- 
iMuch has been done in research for a cancer cars* 
but a positive "cure is yet "to be found. 

As much as is now being done for relieving 
mankind from suffering, improving social cond!tion 3 
and providing care for ;thos& ill. suffering and aged; 
we yet have to hear of any public aid of any size 
that is aimed at the cure of human, disease^ Most -of 
the research along these lines .Jiavie been left to 1 
individual doctors who haven't got the means to dp 
all the research necessary to bring about a permaiir 
ent cure for these ills of humanity.^ Treatments and 
cure! for hundreds of ills of mankind have been 
found and it is reasonable fcij expect that a cure for 
cancer can be discovered also.' ■ ■ i 

"We feel we are not out of turn if we, propose a 
government aid of a considerable size to lie devofcefl 
entirely 'to the discovery of cures of common dis- 
eases of mankind. -\, \ 


"We know it i s not polite to "look a gift horse in 
the mouth," but we just can't get excited about An L 
drew W. Mellon's proposal to give Uncle Sam a na- 
tional art gallery." ! ! j 

We can't forget that during the eight «r ten 
years Mr. Mellon was ihead of the treasury, he de- 
voted himself largely |to the pleasant task of cut- 
ting the taxes of the very rich. It Is impossible to 
say how much Mr. Mellon "saved" for himself, ^ut 
it is a fair guess that the total exceeds the value of 
the -pictures he is not ostentationsly presenting 
to the nation. 

Mr Mellon has attached all kinds of "strings" 
to his proposal. A self-perpetuating 'board of direct- 
ors ,picked by Mellon, is to run the institution. It is 
to occupy one of the most desirable sites in the na- 
tion's capital — a perpetual memorial to the '.'Philan- 
thropy" of "Andy" Mellon. And congress is "bound 
to appropriate, every year, a large sum for-mainten. 

Furthermore, while the papers are filled with 
"ballyhoo" concerning this gift, the representatives 
of the treasury ar e battling in court to. recover mil- 
lions of income taxes Mr. Mellon is alleged to have 
"h-ald out" 'on Uncle Saim- — from "Labor". 


have ratified the proposal so 
will he told to keep its hands 
4i great extent. 

that the supreme court 
off social legislation to 


Science with its inventions and discoveries In 
medicine and other fields of endeavor has made 
great step s in bettering everyday existence for hu- 
manity. The average length jof human life has -been 
lengthened by ten years or more and there are in- 
dications the [span of life will b e still further 
lengthened. i , 

But there; are still fields' of work where science 
and medicine still has a vast! amount of work to ac- 
complish. We refer to the curejof heart failure arid 
cancer. Every week we hear of some victim dying 
because of the effects of one or the other of these 
diseases. .- j j j 

Heart failure, to a large extent, is an ailment 
due much to the habits of the individual over which 
he has -control If he observes the proper rules for 
right living. ! However, medicine hasn't solved the 
many causes and found the proper preventitivea so 

As the board of regents voted to oust Glenn 
Prank from the presidency of the University of Wis- 
consin and that the opposition cannot muster enough 
votes in the "Wisconshvleglslature to bring about an 
invectigation it can be taken for granted that the is- 
sue is dead and that Glenn Prank i s out. - j 

To an. outsider wbk> looked at the matter from 
an impartial point of view it was apparent that 
Glenn Frank was not the man for that office in Wkv 
consin. President Fraiik had become politically ami- 
bitious and was devoting much of his time to build- 
ing himself up as a presidential candidate for the 
Republican party_ It is evident, therefore, that the 
two LaFollettes and the other Progressive party 
Ieaderg in that state w6uld not tolerate him. He was 
supporting a party that was very much in the minor- 
ity ^ Hence, his ousterj 

While the Republican newspapers all ovet the 
country were charging the board of regents of the 
University of Wisconsin with "politics" and prohib- 
iting academic freedom, they said nothing about the 
ouster of Prof.- Jerome Davis at. Yale .University. 
Prof. Davis is a very liberal minded instructor and" 
■hag written many noted 'books in his chosen line of 
work. Similarly, did William Randolph Hearst seek 
to oust liberal professors at the ■ University of Chi- 
cago and at other higher institutions of learning. 

That was "politics" and preventing- academic 
freedom just as much, j But not a squawk was heard 
from these reactionary newspapers. The only thing 
Is that the shoe pinched on the wrong foot in the 
Frank case. 


A reorganization of the executive' branch, ask- 
ing for twelve state departments instead of the pre- 
sent ten, is sought 'by President Roosevelt In a mes- 
sage to congress last week. A study as too the 
merits .of the plan, requires time tout it is reported 
that congress will act favorably on it when brought 
up for a! vote. I 

Owen li. Scott, a 1 Washington reporter to the 
Minneapolis Journal, has the following to say: 

"If congress agrees to the pattern, then the 
people will need jto look carefully and* act wisely 
each four years when picking a man to run their 
streamlined ■ governmental machine. Haphazard 
considerations of geography or political availability 
will hardly be enough to qualify a candidate for 
the Job. I" ; 

"Louis Brownlow and his- associates on the coni- 
mittee that has built a plan for remaking the exe- 
cutive arm of the government envision the President 
of the future as a man who must fee: j 

First, a political leader, running his party, 
guiding and assessing^ipublic opinion, .possessed of a 
magnetism that attracts voters; second*, head of the 
nation in a ceremonial! sense, like a king who repro- 
sentj all the elements of a vast and diverse empire, 
tending to bind them together; third, a skilled admin- 
istrative officer, operating an establishment that 
dwarfs In size and' renders insignificant In compara- 
tive rower any; private; corporation. . i 

"Many past presidents have been strong on po- 
litical leadership ; and iceremonlal display, weak oil 
administrative capability^ Future presidents, under 
the new plan,, will need their old abilities, plus ah 
understanding of economics, a high degree of execu- 
tive ability and the skill of a specialist in negotia- 
tion, in spite of the help they receive from a new 
corps of executive and research assistants." - ! 

When we come to look for leadership to assume 
the reins after President Roosevelt in 1940J we of 
(Minnesota cannot fail but mourn the passing oif 
Floyd B. Olson, a man -Jwho possessed leadership and 
foresight as no one else 'beside tiie president. ;. Under 
the new set-up in Washington he would hare been 
the only choice in 1940 ■ _ • 

The Capitol News Review 


[The resignation of Chief Justice 
John P. 'Devaney removes frcm tiie 
-sjjate Supreme Court bench not on- 
ly an able lawyer hut a person of 
a I decidedly liberal trend" of mind. 
With reactionary courts nullifying 
remedial legislation almost daily, 
the need of persons of broad view- 
■poirit and sympathetic understand- 
ing of the problems of the masses 
iJ greater than ever: Judge De- 
vaney's dissenting opinions on the 
Minnesota bench, particularly the 
recent iron ore tax decision, stamp 
hjm as that type of a fearless jur- 

[Those that rdgard law as an ex- 
act sckoce and contend that the 
courts arrive at decisions bearin.; 
on social and^conomic questions 
without bias /have very little to 
support their contention. Every 
important economic decision not 
only on the \bench of the United 
States Supreme Court but the state 
courts as 'well, finds the reaction- 
aries interpreting the law In ac- 
cordance with their' reactionary 
conceptn and the liberals interpret- 
ing the law In accordance with 
tbedr lights . . . . ' 

i"Whil R one regrets exceedingly 
the departure of a man like Judge 
Devaney from the bench, there) is 
aj measure of compensation In the 
fact that his successor, Henry M. 
Gallegher of Waseca ; is likewise a 
person -of liberal tendencies and, 
lawyers 'are_ agreed, a very able 
man in his profession . 

[Chief Justice Devaney and Geo 
B. Leonard, prominent Minneapolis 
attorney, ane* active in the new Na- 
tional Lawyers' Guild, recently or- 
ganized in New York 

; Formed in opposition t n the Am- 
erican Bar Association, which coin- 
prises -only 15 per cent of the prac_ 
Using attorneys in the county, the 
new Guild aims to protect and fos- 
ter democratic institutions and civ- 
il rights and to promote justice .In 
administration of the law. Lead- 
ers of the Guild (point out that the 
American Bar Association is di- 
rected and controlled by the Ameri- 
can Liberty League and similar re- 
action*""- grQups. . . . 

A Minnesota chapter of the Law- 


yers'- guild will be formed by 
Leonard in the near future. 

Plans for enabling farm tenants 
to become owners of their land 
were put forward by T. H. Areris 
of the Rural Credits Department at 
a hearing before President Roose- 
vt'lt'd Committee on Tenancy held 
at Lincoln, Neb., recently. (Mr. ■Ar- 
ena, who represented Governor 
Benson, at the hearing, suggested 
that one-third of the crop instead 
of cash be accepted as, payment' on 
the farms and tenants.... 

In explanation, he said that 
farms are worth no more than they 
can produce; consequently, it is 
onlw just that tluire be r division 
oi produce between landlord and 
farmer. This would. remove goug- 
ing by landlords in bad crop years 
Ht pointed out that the plan had 
aiready been tried in Minnesota 
sucotssf ully 

Governor Benson in his inaugur- 
al message . expressed concern re- 
garding the rising number of farm 
tenants In the state. He pointed 
out that because the depression 
had caused many farmer^ to lose 
their land as high as 62 per cent of 
the farms in some counties are op- 
erated by tenants. 

It is not surprising that those 
directing th ft affairs of the Minuea. 
polls Citizens Alliance have, in 
name at least, formed a new organ-' 
•zation and officially announced 
that the Alliance is dead. . . . 

The Alliance had corte into dis- 
repute with all classes of citizens. 
Its lobby activities against all pro- 
gressive measures before the Le- 
gislature; it q stool . pigeon system 
in Minneapolis labor unions, and 
■ether similar activities, many of 
an underhanded nature, earned for 
it the disrespect of all decent per-, 

Furthermore, the time B today ar e 
against labor-baiting organizations. 
The message of November 3 was a 
bitter one for those who believe 
that the great masses of human be- 
lng q are on this earth to slave and 
to starve for a few industrial mas- 
ters who would deny to them even 
.the right to organize* to bectar 
themselves economically.... 

The new organization is to be 

known as the Associated Industries 
oi Minneapolis. Whether this or- 
ganization -will attempt to- carry 
on along the same path? that 
brought the Citiznns Alliance into 
public contempt 'remains to he 
seen. It is to be sincerely Iiop<d 
that wjth the discarding of the o d 
name also went the discarding pf 
the old policies. 

The Washington Commentator 

-LL -By JE- a 8TE3Q£LSEN 

i Mencken Sneers at the Farmer 
: The choice is, after all. less dif- 
ficult than mav ' t first glance ap- 
pear—whether to while away the 
winter evening eating popcorn, or 
whether to read H. L. Mencken. If 
confronted with a- choice between 
these two alternatives, the old 
'eeny, meei^y, miny, mo!" may be 
safely used. For, eating the one 
will no more cause an expanded 
waistband than reading the othf-r 
will brine about an overstuffed 
mental state * Whichever is chos- 
en, the result at the finish will be 
about the same — a feeling of com- 
parative emptiness. 

_ . . Which is not to say that Mr. 
Mencken does not turn out amus- 
ing reading. He does! His pseudo- 
English, cavorts and frisks about in 
much the manner of a winter-born 
calf, suddenly let out of the pen 
in springtime. And as between tne 
calf and Mr. Mencken, there is 
little difference They are about 
equally entertaining. Either is 
always good for a chuckle. 

The gentleman In question may 
not be wholly satisfied with this 
limited recommendation. If so, re- 
gret is here expressed. But it will 
have to go at that. P\>r your com- 
mentator is utterly unable to take 
seriously an intellect which par- 
ades about in full dress front, but 
has a hole in the seat of its pants. 

i In a recent issue of the American 
Mercury Magazine, Mr. Mencken 
assails, with bitter vlndicativeness, 
the grain farmers in the *dust 
bowl' of the Upper -Middle West 
'^One-crop clodhoppers!'' he calls 
them, and says the only expression 
to which they giv e vent is the 
•constant whine -vf "Giih'me!" He- 
claims that "even in the fortunate 
years, the resident , yaps barely 
made enough to eat, for they are 
"*i***too lazy for : subsistence farm- 
ing!" ■ _ . ! 

j According to Mr.! Mencken, the 
land in the 'dust bowl'iq as unfit 
for tillage as its climate makes 
human habitation of the . territory 
impracticable; that those who 
settled* there were not farmers at 
all, but speculators who intended 
merely to hold the land until they 
could sell it at an advanced price. 
He malntaihg that: when it was 
homesteaded, there was plenty of 
better and more accessible land 
elsewhere, as there is- still {plenty 
left of it, to this day. 

|He speak,, derisively of these MidT- 
Westerners as "frauds who mas- 
querade under the honorable name 
of farmers", and singles out Da- 
kotans -particularly for hi R invec- 
tive by saying that "In the Dako- 
tas, they outnumber the actual 
farmers at least fiVe to one!***"** 
They are not heroic conquerors of 
nature, but perile parasites upon 
its bounty! " ; i 

I Adverse economic 1 condition^ are 
not, he alleges, the cause of the 
grain farmers' distressed condi- 
tion. . . "T&ey ar e simply, by God's 
inscrutable will, inferior, men; and 
inferior they will remain until, by 
a stupendous miracle He gives 
them equality among His angels!" 

tality has been permitted, unhamp- 
ered, to strut importantly about in 
its .full dress front. He will now 
be spun ground, to the end that all 
who desire may take a leisurely 
ipeek at the gaping hole in the seat 
of his intellectual breeches. 

Queen Marie* Antonlette is said 
naively to have remarked: "But if 
the people have no bread, why 
don't they eat cake!" She spoke 
from, a palace — and, jpossibly, with 
her mouth full of French pastry. 
Probably , quite without intending 
to; the gal was amusing. 

Mr. Mencken speaks from a New 
York penthouse-^or its equivalent 
-He, too, is naive — and amusing 
Por it i R to be doubted whether he 
could tell a field of alfalfa from a 
patch of Canadian thistles, or whe- 
ther he knows, offhand, the differ- 
ence between a Buff Orpington and 
a Duroc-Jerse-y. His nearest ac- 
quaintance with the people about! 
whom he writes s n authoritatively 
nrobably comes^of a brief glimpse, 
between bridge hands, from the 
upholstered chair f a parlor car, 
or of a peek from the cabin of a 
transcontinental plane soaring a 
mile overhead. 

. Out of his verbiage, one may sift 
the thought that th e impecuniouB 
condition of the Mid-Westerner is 
caused by one-crop farming; ana 
that one-crop fanning, in its turn, 
is caused by laziness S n if the 
ne-crop farmer is to relieve the 
wear on the seat of hi s overalls^ — 
and on the public treasury — he 
must diversify. 

(Now, if diversification is what 
the exacting Mr. Mencken demands, 
let us by all means be agreeable 
about it and diversify! Certainly, 
the exalted high priest of trip 
may hav e that much cooperatioL 
from us sod-busters! To on 
wheat crop, we will accordingly add 

L! * 

j But the discouraging condition 
of which he thus writes is, fortun- 
ately, not wholly impossible of cor- 
rection. Through a plowing-under 
process of the Mid-West's decad- 
ent farm population, the human 
strain of our fair land* is to be pur- 
ified toa point where it is passable 
in the critical eyes of the superior 
Mr. Mencken. And this is to be 
accomplished through the simple 
but effective expedient of whole- 
sale sterilization 

j In th e two paragraphs immedi- 
ately preceding, the Mencken men- 


Axes are no-Jonger swinging 
the tall timbers this week a,, '&,i>i)Q 
lumber jacks are out on strike. Xii- 
daring: that eating ■ their meals 
out-of-doors in befloW zero v/e-ath ;r 
and bunking in not qyerclean bels 
in the same room with a hundred 
other lumberjacks are not cone i- 
tion engendering the greatest 
health and comfort, tha lumber- 
jacks have asked for higher wages 
and a legislative investigation in*to 
their conditions.... j 

In the meantime, the men have 
asked for relief until a settlem^it 
can be reached. Governor Benson 
Indicated at a meeting of the State 
Executive Council last week th'at 
he was in favor of heJping the men 
obtain relief. He said: "These men 
must not be permitted to go coi 


The Weakness of Hitlerism 

Those who have made a study of 
Hitler'<j ris& to power and 1 
reign of terror in Germany ha 
been impressed with the necessl 
of not under-estimating the vie i 
ousness of the situation. \et, 
there are certain things that can 
be pointed out which will retfoabc 
against Hitler and make his dow 
fall easier, 

First, he is working up a power- 
ful opposition towards himself in 
own country. By his "purges" 

or hungry It is our duty to se3 
that they do not." y 

While the administration's legia) 
l&tivs program eot under way with 
introduction' o? bill c to require re- 
gistration of lobby artists, outlaw- 
ing of. deficiency judgments, com- 
pulsory workmen's compensation, 
.and similar bills, and plan* per- 
fected for the submission in the 
form of bills, and plans perfected 
for th e submission in the form of 
bills of the entire Benson legisla- 
tive program, th e Governor last 
week In a special message to both 
houses, asked that the president 
and congress be memorialized a- 
gainst passage of the $980,000,Qt)0 
military appropriation asked bv 
the national administration. 




of a few years back, he made pow- 
erful personal enemies; by his in- 
ternal policy he makes a massive 
body of foes of the citizenry. [ 

Second, his enemies have spared 
no pains to; broadcast the details 
of his reign ;of terror over entire 
Europe, so that those small coun- 
tries in the Balkans, from whom 
he expects to gain aid when he be- 
gins marching southeastward, may 
become enemies at the crucial mo- 
ment. I 

Nominally, the Balkans- are all 
dictatorships, modeled after Hit- 
ler's household. Officially, th^y 
would be all for Hitler's program, 
but actually all of these countritjs 
have a strong radical movement, 
which has not been hampered much 
by the exquisite tortures to -which 
captured radicals have been sub- 
jected' (such a^ placing live 'coals 
under the armpits, pulling off fing- 
er nails, breaking: all the joiuts, 
etc.) and which has lived "undsr- 
ground" ever since the war. The 
radical movement grows stronger 
the closer one gets to Russia (ex- 
cept •perhaps in Pojand.) The rea- 
son is simple The Russians can 
reach the people easier, through 
printed propaganda, the radic-j and 
other means. Then, too, the east- 
ern Balkan people are racially al- 
lied to the Russians." And, it must 
not be overlooked that the actual 
achievements- of Russia might hai'e 
some effect on the peasantry of 
southeastern Europe, who have 
been living, far beyond the ragged- 
edge of life ever since the "war. The 
tales of plenty and happinEss com- 
ing out of Russia are bound to have 
som R effect on a people who live 
in abject terror all the time, and 
wh Q Jack most of the necessitlss of 
life, except that which can be ac- 
tually grown on their farms. j 

In short, the weakness of Hitler- 
ism is that Hitlerism is not belov- 
ed by the people, will b e ov- 
erthrown as soon as the people get 
a chance. More than that, t)i e en- 
tire section of southeastern Europe 
(a patchquilt modeled by the 
high-minded statesmen at Ver- 
sailles) i s a hot-bed of anti^Hitler- 
ism. and it is- not fantastic to say 
that thp fierce unemployed warri- 
ors of that section would aid the 

- .nvs, hogs, poultry, steers, pota- 

Des, veal calves, corn, sheep arid 

variety of fodder crops. ' |- 

Since it is causes we are dis- 

ussing, it is, of course, necessary 

^ take the prices which prevailed 

at the time the Mid- westerner fell 

from the economic frying pan and 
into the fire. And so we'll sell our 
wheat for 30c per bushel, our but- 
terfat at 10c .per lb„ our fattened 
hog.; at lc per lb., cackle fruit 6c 
per dozen, broilers ^ per lb., fat 
(Continued on page three) 

Said the Governor's messace: 
"America should take the lead~in 
setting an example to the world 
for peace and not join in, a race of 
preparation for offensive, .warfare. 
The defensive needs of our coun- 
try should be studied and a surrey 
made of them, and a program go- 
injr beyond adequate defense 
should not be tolerated by our 

German people in any revolt that 
occurred. Then, too, we would see 
the spectacle of thousands of 
trained Russian soldiers ignoring 
all official decrees and rushing ov- 
er the borders to help'their com- 
rades in central Europe. For, in 
spite of th G Stalin argument that 
each country should decide its own 
fate, the people of Russia are vit- 
ally interested in seeing more Eur- 
opean people liberated from the. 
yoke of an outmoded capitalism. 

Spain and the Sat Eve. Post 

The Saturday Evening Post sees 
in the present war in Spain mere- 
ly a fight between "communism" 
and "fascism". and opines that civ- 
ilized people have no right to butt 
in, since the outcome will mean 
dictatorship, and misery for the 
Spanish people, no matter who 
wins. Fd*r that reason, the' Post 
lauds the recent neutrality legisla- 
tion passed in the U S. congress, 
and trusts that other countries 
•will follow suit. 

Of course, the fact that 75 per 
cent of the Spanish people voted 
against fascism last spring means 
practically nothing to the Sat. Eve. 
t'ost; it meant practically nothing 
to the fascists, who, aided and abet- 
ted 'by Hitler, started hostilities. 
If a people have a yen for democ- 
racy, and a deadly hatred for fas- 
cism, they are "communists". At 
least this definition* is an improve- 
ment over the old' one of a be- 
whiskered free-lover with a bomb 
in one hand and an anti-Christ 
pamphlet in the other. 

However, it looks now as- though 
the people of Spain will succeed in 
keeping the deadly yoke <of fas- 
cism off their necks — with terrible 
loss of _ life and disruption of sane, 
happy, everyday living. They'were 
situated as are the peasants of 
southeastern ; Europe — while they 
saw the few fortunate members c-t 
the ruling clas srolling in plenty. 
They voted for plenty for all — and 
inherited a brutal civil war, which 
the- few foisted upon them with the 
connivance of Hitler. 

It is interesting t:> note the »■ va- 
rying definition of "communism", 
with shifting conditions. • At some 
hazy future date, -erha'ps, we shall 
have communism, and then oniy 
will the true definition bs known. ■ 
At present, it is a loose definition 
Which include ^everything that is 
against the status quo I rather 
like the way the Sat. Eve. Post has 
clarified matters. Henceforth, it 
will be a very bold American, of 
the old Republican type, Or a DAR, 
or a Christiansoh type (in Minne- 
sota), who will disclaim being a 
communist. In fact, it will be un- 
patriotic not to be a. communist. 


TBi-copiprr roBPH. thief biter falls. nrnyEsoi 




In case- you've forgotten — Frank- 
lin Delano Roosevelt ,32nd presi- 
dent of these United States* offi- 
cially begins his second term next 
"Wednesday, Jan 20th. The inaug- 
uration CEremoniet, will be broad- 
cast over both major radio chains. 

to b ft spent an average of 50 
times, or a total of 60,000 transac- 
tions. 1 j 

Believe-it-or-not item. Elaine 
Jacobs Barrymore, bridp of! two 
months^ has filed suit for divorce 
against her spouse, 54-year old 
John Barrymore, movie actor, 
charging mental cruelty. 

"It isn't the principle, its: the 
strike and things," as Wm. Knud- 
f-en may have said to Alfred Sloan 
Jr. (but probably .didn't). Anyway, 
officials of General Motors are now 
carrying on negotiations with un- 
ion leaders in an effort to restore- 
peace to the automotive industry. 
Whether they are doing so purely 
of their own volition or because of 
Tirtesure put on them by federal 
mediators is immaterial. The ini- 
■ poxtant thing is that both sides are 
irving to patch up differences be- 
fore there's any more (bloodshed — 
and possibly before the- public de- 
cides one of them is very much in 
the wrong. j 

In acc:rdance with an earlier 
promise. ■ Pres. Roosevelt is . i now- 
ready to* renew his fight for the St 
Lawrence seaway. It's significant, 
though, that while (backers of the 
proposed treaty with Canada think 
they're in for a break this time, the 
Preaide-nt himself refuses to make 
any predictions. 

Isom Lamb of Chelan county, 
Washington, has posted §1200 to. 
finance a 6-month's test of the 
Townsend plan. Each monthi Mr. 
Lamb will hand $200 to some elder 
ly person with the understanding 
that he or she is to spend all the 
money during the month. Merch- 
ants in the vicinity have, agreed to 
pay a 2 per cent transaction "tax" 
each time they handle one of these 
dollars, the tax to so into a special 
fund. In order for. this fund to 
.-how a minimum balanc& of $1200 
at the end of the test, as Mr. Lamb 
c-rpects it to, each dollar wilt hav. ; . 

That [British society matron who 
is alleged -to have. told a group of 
intimates that Edward Simpson 
was well paid for not contesting 
Wally'a (divorce suit may soon have- 
a chance to do a little broadcasting 
in court! Simpson has charged the 
lady with slander and is demand- 
ing the case be brought to immedi- 
ate trial. Moral: don't go around 
dishing |the. dirt 

Whatjdo you make of this— well, 
call it contrast to save pawing 
through|the dictionary? President 
Roosevelt is asking congress ;for a 
s m a l ler i relief appropriation for 
the coming fiiscal year -because be 
feels improved business conditions 
will thin out the ranks of th e job- 
less. Yet Gov. Benson, acting on 
the recommendation of Relief Ad- 
ministrator Zimmerman, 1 is asking 
the state legislature to vote §17,- 
000,000 for direct relief, the larg- 
est amount €>ver requested for any 
two.-year period. Who's guessing 
wrong> or does the very fact the 
federal government intends to cut 
down on relief mean the- states 
must bej prepared to assume more 
of the relief burden? 

The new drivers license bill now 
being mulled over at the state 
house divides itself into two parts. 
The first part, authorizing a .driv- 
ing examination whenever doubt 
exists as to the applicant's ability 
tn handle a car, will meet with 
general 'approval. Mare teeth in 
the law j and less teeth strewn a- 
long the highways. The second 
part, proposing a yearly 25-ceht li- 
cense fee, won't start any wild ap- 
plause. jToo many drivers have al- 
ready convinced themselves that an 
annual assessment of two-bits a 
head would bring, In more money 
than is actually needed for admin- 
istrative purposes \ 


R**d about the benefits which 

Martin .Vizera reed red from 

asm? Dr. Peters* Kuriko; 

itartin Mizera, Arrow Park, 

Can.: j 

"For 10 years I suffered -from in- 
digestion due to faulty elimination. 
I>r. Petcr.'s Kuriko has made me 
feel much better nnd now I work 
itli day' in the field." For over 150 
years Dr. Peter's Kuriko ! has 
/brought' blessed relief to thousands 
^UiTyring from ailments due to 
faulty digestion and elimination. 
Dr. Peter', Kurkio is a time-prov- 
en remedy, which regulates j the 
bowels and eliminates injurious 
waste'- matter from the system, 
thus .helping: nature to build up a 
strong, healthy 'body. Our medi- 
cines are not offered to druggists, 
but only to authorized local agents 
"Write, today about our generous, 
trial bottle to Dr. Peter Fahrney 
& Sons Co., Dept. R3533. 2501J "Wa- 
shington Blvd., Chicago, III. 1 

Strictly Old-Tim* 

Not everyone will agree that all 
nf the President's recommendations 
for overhauling the executive 
branch of the government are 
<j£aaible. j That's to be expected. 
However- if the government is to 
continue! in the public works and 
relief business, wouldn't it be wise, 
as Mr. Roosevelt suggests, to add 
the heads of these agencies toms 
cabinet?) As for giving him six 
'■executive assistants" to take care 
of detail; work, no one will argue 
the President couldn't use sonu 
help. And th e proposal to extend 
civil service to cover all but the 
top executive jobs isn't exactly out 
of lin P either. Those are the! Uss 
controversial points. : 

The chief objections to the -pro- 
gram a s 'a whole are. Hist, that it 
would add to the cost of govern- 
ment (although it might result in | 
greater efficiency); and second, 
tliat it would -concentrate tootnueh 
authority: in the executive branch. 
It will b e interesting t n see how 
congress, j never anxious to -barter 
away any power, reacts wh:ii the 
proposals come un for debate. 

gins to-, suspect tliat at least part 
of these crashes were the result of 
trying to keep ufa schedules in 
spite of adverse jweather. condi- 
tions, it can hardly (be blamed. 
There seems no other plausible ex- 
planation. I . j 

A bill now before the legislature 
would reduce the state tax on box- 
ing from 10 to 5 Iper cent of the 
gros« receipts and slap a 5 per cent 
tax on wrestling shows, which; at 
present are-n't taxed. It's hard [ to 
think cf any sound reason for. not 
making this adjustment. But the 
bill would also place wrestling un- 
der the jurisdiction of the state 
athletic commission, and on that 
point an objection doei* come ' to 
mind ■ ! ! 

Boxing is presumed to be a sport 
in which the contestants do their 
best to win. Professional wrestl- 
ing i R simply a form of entertain- 
ment, with no guarantee that the 
law of averages will hold good in 
determining the winners. If the 
athletic commission, which keeps 
a wary eye on the 1 , 'boxers to pre- 
vent hippodroming,] were to follow 
the same practice {in regard to 
wrestling, it wwuld soon find its 
rules stretched so fa r out of shape 
that all the snap would be .gone 
from them. 

In answer t n a question. TUght; 
Guy Howard who recently gathered 
famei if not fortune 1 a R Minnesota's 
first and last short-term senator 
was for many years deputy regis- 
trar of motor vehicles in charge. of 
the Minneapolis office. During the 
Howard regime, car owner* were 
privileged to obtain license plates 
through his office b'y ponying up a 
50-cent notary fee j-on their appli- 
cations. Following Mr. Howard's 
abdication (not entirely voluntary) 
the fee was reduced to 25 cents. ; 

The latest report! of the treasury 
department shows that so far the 
World war veterans Have cashed 
$1,346,000,000 of the $1^93,000,000 
in baby bonds paid them es final 
adjustment on their service bon- 
uses. "Which means 75 per cent of 
the veU have turned their bonds 
into -cash, whereas; the foest esti- 
mates were that not over 60 cer 
cent would cash them immediately. 

_ The 10 best movies of 1936, as 
determined bv a poll conducted a- 
mong the 500 leading critics, 
wound up in this order: '^Mutiny 
on the Bounty, Mr Deeds Goes to 
Town, The ; Ziegfeld, San 
Francisco, Dodswoi'th, The Story 
of Louis Pasteur, Tale of Two Cit- 
ies, Anthony Adverse, The Green 
Pastures. and A Midsummer 
Xight's Dream." For the second 
consecutive year, Shirley Temple 
was the leading box offic e attrac- 
tion. - ! - . 

Circumstances undoubtedly make 
ii wise- for the President to have 
his son James act as a White 
House secr:tary. But the very 
l'act that a member of the first 
family has been handed a federal 
job j* right down the street of 
those congressmen wh n for years 
have been doling out government 
Job s to members of. their own fam- 1 " 
ilies. Now they can say, "Well, 
Presidents doing it .Why 

can't we?',* Or perhaps Mr. Roose- 
velt took a look at what they were 
doing and said to himself, "Well 
there's Mr. Garner and the re3C 
Why can't I?" 

—at the-^ ! 
Sons of Norway Hall 

WED., JAN. 27th 

—Music by — ■ 

Selmer Olson and Ms 
Community Amateurs 

Admission 35 & 25c 

— Always a tiood Time at— 

With all this talk about child la. 
bor. here's something to consider. 
lit 1925 congress submitted a child 
labor amendment to the states 
Since then 24 states, including 
Minnesota; have ratided it, which 
mean c 12 [more must ratify before 
it becomes law. However, the po- 
pulation jn the 24 states which 
have put on th„ stamp of approval 
is larger than the population of tie 
24 states which have, either reject- 
ed -or failed to vote on the amend- 
ment. In j other words, under our 
present system of amending the 
constitution, it is possible for a 
comparatively small minority — in 
this particular instance, the south- 
ern Ktates-J-to thwart the wishes of 
the majority. 

Another|transport plane accident 
in the California foothills last 
week, killing two, injuring nine 
Another official investigation under 
way. A total of 29 killed, 11 injur- 
ed, since Dec. 14, the largeBt num- 
ber of casualties" in any 5- week 
period anywhere since air travel 
became an accepted method of 
transportation. If the /public be- 

If your system craves irony, this 
should fill the bill.: Alter tossins 
oh' a year as an inniate at Stillwat- 
er, a Pine City man fell in with a 
c:uple of muggs 10|hours after his 
relEose and was hijacked ' of the 
$52 he had earned !in prison, plus 
a S100 loan collected during his 
first day of freedom! "And to think 
that I 'boarder with some of the 
sl-.ckest 'crooks in the business," he 
wailed, to police. I 



gimtrtj Correspondence 


Entertains library Club 
Mrs. W. G. McCrady entertained 
th& members of the Library Club 
at her home Wednesday, afternoon, 
Jan. 13th. After a short business 
meeting, whist furnished the en- 
tertainment after which the hos- 
tess served a delicious lunch. Prize 
for high score was won by 'Mrs. G. 
A. Krueger and consolation by Mrs. 
S. J. Rice. Tlie next meeting will 
be at the home of Mrs. John Norby 
Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 29th., 

Installation .of Officers of M. W. A. 

'Both camps of local M. W. A 
will hold regular monthly meet- 
ings and installation of officers in 
their club rooms Tuesday even- 
ing, Jan. 26th. Hereafter the Wo- 
men's camp will be known as Clear 
water camp No. 4396 M. W. of A. 

"Woodmen Defeat Fisher 

In a nohe too gentle game, the 
Plummer Woodmen task the meas- 
ure of the Fisher- Independents 
last week. For *three quarters the 
game proved to be an example of 
basketball a fi it should be played. 
The fourth quarter was a better 
example of how football should be 

Plummer showed Fisher its 
heels early in the game and held 
the lead practically throughout the 
game with the exception of a few 
minutes in the third quarter. 

Ths work of the Plummer for- 
wards stood out. Hanson and St. 
Marie were in the game at all times 
and St. Marie's guarding and ball 
snatching was a pleasure to watch 
while Hanson's basket shooting 
proved to be the big factor in the 
Plummer victory. 

The highlight of the game prob- 
ably came late in the fourth quart- 
er when Hanson scored six points 
in about one minute or less of ac- 
tual playing time. . 

Plummer Wins Again 

The basketball gam© between 
Red Lake Falls and Plummer was 
an Interesting one to watch. The 
play for the most part was open 
with lots of action. The boys on 
each side tried hard and wero, for 
the most part, over anxious which 
instead of detracting from the 
game added; to it by -passing the 
excitement on to the crowd. 

Ths Red Lake Falls team", which 
has developed very rapidly, start- 
ed off with a spurt and scored the 
first basket. It held the Cardinals 
for almost a quarter and only 
dropped behind when team play 
and superior shooting ability began 
to count. A tight defense by the 
Red and White held down the 

Tlie box score follows: 

Even though he claims to be a 
direct descendant of Chas. Lynch, 
from whom the lynch law derives 
it t name. Rep.- Maury Maverick -of 
Texas is strong fo r la federal antl- 
lynching law. "Last year." he 
points out, "there was less lynch- 
ing than.^nrer before but all of it 
wa„ In the south." | Yes. and eaco 
time an anti-lynchihg law comes 
up for consideration, 1 it's the south- 
ern congressmen who vote solidly 
against it I 

In keeping with an established 
policy, congress has; authorized an 
annual prtnsrcn of 55,000 to Mrs 
Grace Coolidge, widow of the for- 
mer president. That's O. K., but 
when is something igoing to be 
don e about granting pensions to 
the wives of G-men [who are killed 
m line of duty? 



To all patrons of thg Eiver Valley Co-op Ass'n: 
Register slips' have to be returned during, the 
month of January, 1937 to make, you eligible 

for rebates. I 

Th?>MniJal meeting set for February 2nd will 
have to Dft^pstpone until a later date, which 
will be announced in due time. ' 

River Valley Co-op ! Ass'n 

Board of Directors 


Washington Commentator 

. (Continued from page 2) 

steers at ?X.OO apiece, corn at' 15c 
per foushel. We'll be stuck with 
our veal calves, tor'jnonodyll take 
them even as a gift; our potatoes 
we'll feed to the cattle, since no 
one will buy thsm : 

But even if the .prices at which 
the farmer thus sells are ruinous, 
he will at least, by 'diversification, 
have food for himself and family, 
argues Mr. Mencken in effect. How- 
ever, the .penthouse gentleman 
from New York forget,, quite too 
easily his Holy Writ: . "Man does 
not live by bread alone!" For 
however -frugal h e may foe, there 
are certain- things the farmer must 
buy and for which he must have 
money— flour, groceries, machin- 
ery repairs, taxes, plotting and 
shoes, to mention only a few. Pres- 
su ? ?J need of n">n«y for these 
and other purposes forces him to 
sell whatever he has for whatever 
he can get, until Anally he is down 
to nis breeding stock and his deed 
Eventually, they too have to go. 

There may be doctor bills, and, 
for the present at ! least, dentist 
bills. Of course, after another few 
degenerations/he may hope to el- 
iminate the latter— : W hen he has 
become too danged I lazy even to 
raise teeth! . | 

The prediction is ventured that 

Phileo St Zenith 


Battery and Electric 


6-Volt Wind 



Grygla, j Minnesota 

Mrs. Mary EifE-rt visited relatives 
at Brooks from Wednesday, until 
Friday of last! week. 

Mesdames L6ui« and Albert Toil- 
louse were. Thief. River Falls visit- 
ors Saturday, j 

Lloyd Martin; accompanied by 
Miss Lucille VeVea of ThiE-f 'River 
Falis, were anions- those who went 
to Bemidji Satjirday to attend the 
Paul Bunyan celebration. 

■Mr. and Mrs.' Floyd Darling, Mrs. 
Gunder Gunde'rson and Miss Sol- 
berg of Okies-: visited at the Lan- 
aser-Haga home Thursday. 

Mr. and Mrs'. Geo. St. Louis vis- 
ited friends in jRed Lake Falls Fri- 
day. I 

Bennie Schjeldrup substituted as 
rural carrier on route two the last 
thr€« days of th e past week. 

Among those who attended the 
funeral services fcr Miss Mae Sor- 
tedahlat Bed Lake Falls last Wed- 
nesday were Mr. and Mrs G A. 
Kruegsr and daughter Althea.'Mr. 
and Mrs. S. J. Rice and Mrs. E. H. 
Jacobson. [ 

Mr. and Mrs. A M. Ripple at- 
tended the ice carnival and visited 
relatives at Bemidji Saturday. 

Mrs. Clarence Anderson wa s a 
visitor at the Lanager-Haga hom:- 
Tuesday afternoon. 

Mrs. Mary Eifert and 'Mrs. Geo. 
St. Louis were Thief River Falls 
visitors Saturday. 

Miss Joyce Pahlen, who' is em- 
ployed at Red Lake Falls, spfnt 
Sunday at the home of her parents. 
Mr", and Mrs J. W. Pahlen. 

The Wyandotte Farmers Cub 
held their regul->*- monthly meeting 
and danoe in the Municipal auditor- 
ium Friday evening.-Jan. 15th. 

E. A. Palmer of Red Lake Falls- 
had ■charge of; a meeting of the 
Red Lake County' Soil Conserva- 
tion association which was held in 
the Municipal auditorium Monday 
afternoon. A large numbeT of in- 
terested farmers were in attend- 
ance^ ' 











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Plans Stock Jndgihp; Team 

After the basketball game last 
Friday night about 25 persons in- 
terested in stock judging met at 
the school house with Mr. Palmer, 
the county agent, and Mr. Grims- 
rud. the local' Smith-Hughes man. 

The purpDse of the meeting was 
to make plans ; fo r participation 
next Saturday in the- stock judging 
contest at the agricultural college 
at Crookston. ;lt is hoped that 
more than one team can be organ- 
ized. The agricultural classes in 
school have been doing- work along 
this lfris- already and any person 
who is interested is cordially invit- 
ed- to join. Get i in touch with Mr. 
Grimsrud who .will do all heiean 
to assist. Charts and literature ar e 
available if you iwish t n make use 
of them. ; 

If sufficient interest da-velopes a 
bu s may be chartered for the trip 
to Crookston next Saturday. 

TVill Start Extension Class 

An extension course \in agricul- 
ture for adults will bsgin >:n Tues- 
day. January 2Gth. This class will 
meet in the evening All" are cor- 
dially invited to; participate. It 
can not help but b e of practical 
value to every one interested in 

The work in : agriculture now 
done on Tuesday and Thursday ev- 
ening will continue as i arranged 
for. Thos fi now enrolled ace urg=*i 
to bring others. ; 


texnoon. The following officers' 
were elected: Ed Aubol, president; 
Jchn O .Swanson, secretary: John 
R Larson, treasurer; Herman Ort- 
loff, director. 

if Mr Mencken were to try to step! 
into the shoes, 'even of one of the 
diversified manure fork artists, it 
wouldn't be long till his present 
ample girth would shrinld to a 
point where his Test buttons were 
scraping acquaintajiCfi -with his 
backbone. " . i . 

If Mr. Mencken were as deep as 
he pretends to j be, rather than as 
superficial as he has proved him- 
self to be, he would Beaxch. for and 
find the true causes. But this 
would require what, obviously, he 
does not possess — a capacity for 
accurate analysis and a thorough 
knowledge of the Mid-West and its 
problems. j , 

To the ignorant and. unthinking, 
hi s recent article is doubtless ade- 
quate and convincing. To the 
thoughtful, it is' silly. 

Th« Mid-West's difficulty is not 
biological, it is economic. . There 
is an effective method for the sol- 
ution of it„ ills, and it can be 
stated 'briefly. . . 

Readjust the freight rate struc- 
ture of the country so that in the 
Mid-West, wKe^e power and raw 
materials abound, industry can 
survive. It I* bot that rates are 
too high, it id that they are in- 
equitable. They have served to 
loot the Central West and South, 
to the , end lhat a powerful Bast 
might 'be built ip. Through a rate 
structur fi whrcl encourages the 
flow of raw; materials Inexorably 
eastward and o!f the finished pro- 
duct westward,! the Mid-West is 
held in economic serfdom to the in- 
dustrial Bast. I 

This 'being true^ — and it can be 
proved to be tifue— It ill 'becomes 
the blatant and {loud-mouthed East 
to sneer at its victims, the despoil- 
ed people of the Mid-West. 

. popularity -of the (evening 
classes in typing and shorthand on 
Tuesday and Thursday continues 
The enrollment ! has increased 
slightly and work on bookkeepin; 
lias started. 

Last Thursday! ^Ir. Adrian gave 
a small group! of girls from the 
seventh grade their first experience- 
in the making of pictures. They 
are now enthusiastic camera club 
aspirants, for they found this 
hobby very fascinating. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ripple drove to Be- 
midji ion Saturday to visit their 
daughter, Juanita, who is enrolled 
at the Bemidji State Teachers Col- 
lege, and to attend the Paul Bun- 
yan celebration 

. Miss Burke- spent the week end 
at her home in Bemidji. 

. Crookston Here Friday . 

A return game with Crookston 
will be played here at Plummer on 
Friday, January '22. This will be 
one of the outstanding games of 
tho season. The Cardinals defeated" 
the Croakston B team on the Crook 
ston floor a few weeks ago and are 
out to chalk up another win for the 
local fans- to watch. 

Jan. 26th Thief River Palls plays 
here which, is also sure to be a 
hard-fought battle all the way. 


P. T. A. Meeting Held 
The regular meeting of the P. T. 
A. was held Friday evening at the 
school auditorium. The program 
consisted of the following: two 
songs 'by the P. T. A Women's 
chorus, accompanied, at the piano 
by Miss Henrietta Bonbon! and di- 
rected 'by Miss Agnes Haugen; a 
paper on Library Reading by Miss 
Viola Pearson, local librarian; tap 
dancing "by Louette Pearson, Patri- 
cia Jackson, Marilyn. Dahlstrom 
and Donna (Mae Olson in a group.; 
skit, 'The Old Family Album", 
read toy Mtb. Myles Jackson. Oth- 
ers that tQflk part were Mrs. O. 
Gunstad, Myles ; Jackson, -Alton 
Almqutst, Lyle Holland, Stanley 
Johnson, Evelyn Gigstad, Wendell 
Corbet Jr., Hazel Huff; sol^ tap 
dance by Rosella Hauge; sdbbing 
stunt, by Mrs. John Hanson, Mrs. 
O. Gunstad, Mrs V. G. Brink, Ef- 
fie Fredrlckson, Mrs. Harold Holms 
Mrs. Earl Jenson and Mrs. M. Jack- 

A short business meeting was 
held after the progra^ri. Lunch 
was served at the close -of the ev- 

The high school •basketball team 
and a large number of rooters mo- 
tored to Alvarado last Friday even- 
ing and played a- good game with 
the Alvarado team. Scores were 
16 to 13 in favor "Of Alavarado. 

The. Birthday, club was entertain- 
ed at the home of Mrs. Clarenca 
Hallstrom Friday afternoon. A so- 
cial afternoon was spent and Mrs. 
Hallstrom was .presented with a 
Sift as a remembrance of the hap- 
ny occasion. 

Mrs! Edla Hallstrom Martin of 
Seattle. Wash., has 'been spending 
several days this .past week at the 
home of her brother, Martin Hall- 
strom and other relatives and 

'Mrs Lester Olson left Tuesday 
for Grand Forks to spend a few 
days at the horn- of her sister. 
She returned Sunday. 

Mrs. Norman Bergh and daught- 
er Wanda Lee, who have foe-en vis- 
iting at Spokane, Wash., and other 
western points returned Saturday 
e venule: to Grand Forks. Mr. Bergh 
met her there and motored home 
tho same evening. 

iMiss AIic e Skattum, who teaches 
at Climax, spent the week end at 
the home of her parents, Mr. and 
Mrs. ; Sever Skattum. 

Mr, and Mrs. Harold Holms, and 
son Billy, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Jen- 
son_ and son Garmo, and Mr. and 
Mrs. M. Graham were entertained 
Saturday evening at the home of 
Mr. and Mrs. V. G. Brink. 

Miss Dorothy Gunstad, who is 
teaching at Middle River, spent th e 
week end at her parental home 

The Business Men's club_met on 
Monday- evening at the club rooms. 
After a . short business meeting, a 
social hour was spent. Lunch was 
served .by several members. 

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Sande and 
son of Thief River Falls visited on 
Wednesday evening at the home of 
Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Schantzen. . 

W. A. Corbet went to Crookston 
Sunday, where he received medic- 
al attention. 

The following were entertained 
at the home of Mrs. V. G. Brink on 
Thursday afternoon: tMesdanies N. 
E. Beebe, Oscar Gunstad, John 
Hanson .Floyd Nelson, !Myle K Jack- 
son, M. Graham, Earl Jenson, Wm. 
Olson and Harold Holms. 

Sliss Effie.Fredricks oil" went back 
to hit teaching duties west of 
town Monday after having a three 
weeks' Christmas vacation. She 
will stay at the Anton Larson 

Mrs W. J: . Janda left Monday 
for Grand Forks, where she will 
attend the All American Turkey 
Show. Shs expects to return a- 
bout Wednesday. Mrs, Janda is se- 
cretary of th« show. 

Mr. and Mrs. V. G. Brink and 
family, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Jenson 
and son, Mr and Mrs. Harold 
Holms arid son and Mr., and Mrs. 
N. E. Beebe were supper guests on 
'Sunday at the M. Graham home. . 
Benson — Dyer 

Word has been received here re- 
cently by his parents, that .Clar- 
ence Benson, who is employed at 
Glacier Park, Montana, was mar- 
ried to -Mis,. Winnifred Dyer. Mr. 
Benson attended high school here. 
He grew to manhood in this com- 
munity and surrounding territory 
and has manv friends that wish 
he and Mrs. Benson life-long hap- 


Bray Mutual Meeting Held 

The Bray Mutual Fir e Insuranca 
Co., held their annual meeting and 
election of officers Wednesday af- 


The last regular meeting of the 
River Valley Forum was held on 
Tuesday evening, Jan. 12. The 
meeting was calLed to order by the 
chairman Jack Rcdniecki. The of- 
ficers elected for the next meeting 
are: Rayno Lehtinen, chairman; 
and Lilliam Bremseth, secretary. 

■ A talk was given by Mr. Den- 
ning entitled, "Facing the Facts". 
Edwin' Gordon gave a reading on 
Religion and Distribution A 

group discussion was held pertain- 
ing to th« talks given by Mr. Gor- 
don and Mr. Denning. A discus- 
sion was also held in regard to ths- 
hall building project. Jack Rod- 
niecki was appointed to give a 'talk 
iD.n Farm Problems, at the next 
meeting. Miss Loven was appoint- 
ed chairman of the lunch commit- 
tee, Edwin Gordon chairman of ihe 
entertainment committee and- Os- 
car Olson janitor The meeting 
adjourned until Tuesday evening. 
Jan. 19th. 

The snow plows have 'been busy 
this last week and as a result the 
highways are in good condition, al- 
though most of the side- roads are 
pretty well blocked. 

Arthur Gordon, Roman B/rah 
niecki and John Asbjornson, stud- 
ents at the Crookston A .C, are 
spending a" few days at their par- 
ental homes because of illness 
Since the hospital at school was 
filled to capacity, It became neces- 

Lalance of Sii-1.9 

The Society 

plans to use this money for lights 
for the church, j The Young 
People's meeting will be- held the 
last Friday of every month. 

Miss Christine Thompson has 
spent .the last five weeks at her 
home here, due-Jo an abscess of 
the far. jEheywepects to. return to 
her school near Middle River next 
week. - i 

Mrs. Carl Bloom spent the week 
end visiting at th e Charley LarsDn 
and Al irfi ill-jos homes ai Thiei i;iv- 
er Falls. ! She returned home Sun- 
day. ; . | 

Oliver Thompson put up the now. 
mans at |the Columbus school on 

Mrs Emil Shern. assisted by 
Amelia Halvorpnn and Lorraine 
Xelson of : 'Radium, gave a h(rtnday 
party forjlier daughter Artoine, at 
the Columbus sch-:ol Friuay. It-e 
cream and eak=. were served to the 
■pupils of! the school. 

The Twenfietfi~"aTinual meeting 
of the Rosewood Shipping associ- 
ation was held at the Emil Ander- 
son home Thursday night. The 
meeting \ias called to order by the 
president; J. A. Helquist. The se- 
cretary's land treasurer's reports 
were read and approved. During 
theiyear 1936, 26 carloads of stick 
had | besoii'sliipped, and these con- 
tained 254 head of cattle. 114 hogs 
and 1,214 j sheep. , Gross receipts 
totaled 918,391.22- and net receipts 
$16,745.60! Cash on hand since 
1935 wast S71.85, Central dividend 
§63.02, and miscellaneous income 
S120.87. The total of these being 
§255.74. [Expenses for 1936 were 
manager's s alary $164.65, Wanks 
and exchange adjustments on 
rates. §86,69, total §251.34, and 
leaves a balance of $4.40 cash on 
hand for 1937 

It was agreed upon to have stock 
trucked to the Rosewood yards at 
a cost to the shipper of 5c per 100- 
pounds, this to -be paid to the as- 
sociation and the association pay 
the trucker 10c per mile regardless 
cf weight | of load. Loui s Myers is 
to take care of the east end of fhe 
territory and Martin R. Nelson, the 
north andj northwest and th e John- 
son Brothers the south. 

The following directors were El- 
ected: P. N. Pederson, Otto Saugen, 
J. A. Helquist, .Louis Myers, A. S. 
Grytdal, |01 e Skaar, and Emil 
Bloom. Officers were; .president, 
J. A Helquist; vice president, Ot- 
to Saugen; secretary, E. M. Mel- 
Iem; manager, and treasurer, EmU 1 
Anderson.! The meeting adjourned A 
at lOrSO-p .m. 

sary forj them to come -home and 

Word jhas been received by Mrs. 
J.'.-L. Rodniecki that her sister, 
Mrs. A. | Duncan, who visited here 
and also with her sister in Thief 
-River Falls, left Sunday fc r Colum- 
bia Falls, M<^t. She will visit an- 
other sister Mrs. R. Collins, enrouta 
to her hbme in Los Angeles, Calif. 

Miss Wilma Strombe-rg visited 
with her parents in Thief River 
Falls Saturday. 

The annual meeting of the Clear- 
water Ladies Aid was postponed 
to a later date. The attendance 
Wednesday was not good, 'because 
of sickness in the community. Cold 
weather land snow blocked roads 
also made: it difficult for members 
to attend. 

Casimer and Jack RodnieckL 
transacted 'business in Thief River 
Falls Saturday. 

Maurice and Rayno Lehtinen at- 
tended the movies in Thief River 
Falls Sunday evening. 

Torkelj Gunderson transacted 
business | in Oklee last Wednesday. 

Mrs. Gilbert Bremseth and daugh 
ter Ferri visited with Mrs. J. Lv 
Rodniecki Saturday afternoon. 

O. M. Mandt was a visitor at the 
Anton Johnson home Monday even, 
ing i 

Jerry and Alfred Syrtvet, Loyd' 
Green, Leonard Singer and Alvin 
Mandt w|ere visitors at the Singer " 
hbme Sunday. 

Mr. and 'Mrs. Henry Van Altvorst 
and Ole Homme Jr. of Thief River 
Falls, Christine. Bakken, Mildred. 
Hanson and Mr. and 'Mrs. Carl Gus- 
tafson were week end --'- :i -ors at 
the Pete) Gu stafson home. 

William Bendickson was a visit- 
or at the home of hi s brother 
Benni? Bendickson from Tuesday 
to Saturday of last week.- 

Mr. and Mrs. Emil Lundeen were 
dinner_£uests at the Frank Lundeen 
lionift Sunday. 

Mr arid Mrs. Frank Lundeen 
and sons Herbert and Floyd were?- 
visitor^ at the Fred Lundeen home 
Wednesday evening. 

f NE«y SOLUM ( 

• ' i " • 

The annual business. meeting of 
the Mission Young" People's Soci- 
ety was held at the Emil Mellera. 
home Wednesday, Jan. 13. . The of- 
ficers elected to serve for the comb- 
ing year| were as follows: chair- 
man, Lloyd Anderson; vice chair- 
man, Alice Mellem; secretary, Mrs. 
L. Anderson; treasurer. Fern Mel- 
lem; auditors, Victor Helquist and 
La Verne Bloom. The income for 
the past y=ar was S7S.24 and the 
expenses were $13.27, leaving 




Dining Room 

Dining and Dancing 


Newest , 

Fireproof Hotel 

ate rates. 

ent to Theatres, 

and- Department 
at very moder- 





Mrs, Henxy Nelson was' hostess 
at a /three-course !6:30 dinner at 
her home Thursday night of last 
~woek. The guests \ present were 
VrJ and Mrs: H. At Brumund, Dr. 
and ^Irs. Borreson,! Mr. A. C. Pet- 
erson, and Mr and Mrs. Leon Kali- 
i'er A social eveninu was spent. 


/ The Dancihg Club will hold its 
/ fourth and next to its last party 
.' at the Sans I of Norway Hall Sat- 
1 -nrday nightj Jan. 23. Claude My- 
ers and his Queen City Revelers; 
■will supply the music. The next 
«4ance will be held! Feb. 6. 

Tjie Current Events Group of 
tfie Women's Club ins-t Tuesday af- 
ternoon at the home of Mrs. T. C. 
Orme, with Mrs. C. H. Jung act- 
tag as assistant j hostess. Mrs. 
Shaw and .Mrs. Quale talked on 
■welfare work and child labor. The; 
nert meeting will! be he-Id at the: 
kome of Mrs. Walter - Smith with 1 
Wrs. George Boaren assisting. 

son. Pern Huseth, Ivy Elseth, Hel- 
en Heierson, Myrtle -Hoff, Borghil 
Johnson, Johanna [Peters, Alice 
Horton, Bernice Anderson, Mrs. Os- 
car Anderson, and Wallace Chris- 
tenson. The evening was spent in 
playing games, and-; the hostess 
served a delicious midnight lunch. 

Miss Ruby Sblmcnson was hos- 
tess at a party given for Miss Vio- 
let Solmonson at- her home Satur- 
day evening. The guests present 
wer ft Miss Violet,- honor £uest, the 
Hisses Aiice and Cora Horton, Jo- 
hanna Peters, Pearl Peterson, Ivy 
Elseth, Elsie Lundes-n, and" Wal- 
lace Christenson. Games were 
played and a social time spent. 
The Misse R Ruby Solmonson and 
Elsie Lundeeh served a delicious 


(Mrs. John Ward' was hostess at 
a meeting of th? East Sid e Sewing 
Olub at her home; Wednesday af-; 
ternoon. The guests present were 
•ttie Mesdames L. W. Knadle-, Leon- 
ard Freed, D. Snelling, H. Sucker- 
Mjan, T. Dailey, Jack "McKechnle, 
R»Dert Nelson, O. |Bishop, Stanley; 
Jffickalsky, and A, Merritt. The af- 
ternoon was spe-nt in sewing, af- 
ter which the hostess served a de- 
1 Itcious luncheon. . 


Mrs. "Andrew Bottelson and Mrs. 
Oscar Paulson were hostesses at 
a meeting of the Past Matrons at 
Mrs Bottelson's home Friday ev- 
I ening. A 6:30 dinner wa* served 
at a talilfi decorated in yellow. The 
guests .present were the Mesdames 
J. M, Bishop, William Korstad, L. 
G. Larsen, Art Holte. Jack Rol>in- 
SD-n. W. W. Prichard, Jr., H. W. 
Kinghorn, Ed Johnson, Aibibie Wass 
grenj P. G. Peterson, Guy Lane, 
and M - A. Brattland, and the Miss- 
es Effie Hamry and Edna Larson. 
A short business meeting was held, 
and the remainder of the evening 
was spent in playing cards. 


The local firemen held their an- 
nua! banquet in the Palm Garden 
Cafe Monday evening. A 7 o'ciock 
dinner vrm served, and the guests 
■present were Pir e Chief Leonard 
Hanson, and Morris "Lasell, Iver 
Bugge, Phil Schmitz, Ole Ness, 
Carlie Carlson, Lawrence Bjork- 
man, Harry Schuster, L. Rdbinson, 
Harry Roberts, Ted Lee, Johnny 
Jameson, Morris Jameson, and 
■honorary menVbers were Paul Me J- 
rich. George Curran, and E. Jame- 
son. Harry Roberts was master 
of ; ceremonies, and several short 
talks were given. 




St. Pauli: | 

11 A. M. 1 , Norse. 
St. Hilaire: 

2 P. M-, JNorse. ' 
If stormy and cold, these services 
will be cancelled. 


Miss Violet Solmonson was guest 
•f honor at a party given for her 
! Wednesday night ;of last week. 
2Ciss Cora Hanson was th& hostess; 
and the party was given in Miss 
Horton's apartment at 223 Mark- 
Bev Ave. North. The guests pres- 
ent were Mr. and Mrs. Albert PoiH 
jpenhagen, Ruby and Ray Solmon-j 
son, and the Misses Pearl Peter-! 


The General Women's Club will 
hold their next meeting in the Civ- 
ic and Commerce rooms in the Au- 
ditorium next Monday - evening, 
Jan. 25, at 8 o'clock sharp. _ The 
program will consist of a miniaturp. 
show which the program commit- 
tee assures everyone will be very 
entertaining. There will be a 
short business meeting, and re- 
freshment- will be served by the 
■Mesdames George Werstlein, J. 
Provencher, and B. O. Norby. A 
big turnout is requested. 


ski Suits 

In a Great Sale at 

Reduced Prices! 

i j ■ 

Clearer Styles 

IVBarvelou s Quality 

Warmly Lined 


Church school at 9:46. 

(Morning Iworsbip at 11. 

Sermon^ by pastor. 

Subject: I "A Bible with, a New 

Epworth | League at 6:45 for their 
devotional hour. 

All are cordially invited to these 
services. . i 


Friday, ; song practice at the John 
Ericksdn :hbme at 8 p. m.| 

Saturday! confirmation class will 
meet at 10 a. m. 

Sunday! school at &:46. 

Morning worship in English at 

li. ; 

Gospel service at 8 p. m. 

Wednesday prayer service at 8 
P. m- ■ _ 
St. HUaJre Mission: 

Saturday confirmation class will 
meet at 10 a. m. 

Sunday school at 2:00 p. mv 

English service at 3:00 p. m. 


]■! ! SERVICE !. 

j E; R. StangheUe, Interviewer j 

l!| ' -Telephone 41J ■ | 

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{Private employers are Incited to 
call 'at the. local National Reem- 
ployment Servtee for information 
on the state- clearance system for 
clearing skilled employes without 
cost to eitfoer employer or employe. 
The 'interviewer in- charge will be 
gladj to show what has been done 
in the state; of Minnesota and what 
the .possibilities are in furthering 
thi R iservice. 

';TK& local office has an order 
front the Winona office for a first- 
class mechanic who must be able 
to supervise six mechanics in the 
shop, and take full charge of the 
repair shop and service floor. A 
married man -is desired. The sal- 
ary is $150 per month. 

. I. 

Last week the office had an or- 
der | for several registered trained 

I Register now. iKeep your appli- 
cation active. You may be called 
for the job you want. 


Sunday, Jan. 24th: 

Sunday ; school at 10 a. m. 

Moraine: worsthip at 11. 

Evening service at 8. 


Prayer meeting and Bible study. 


Business meeting of the' church 
at 2 p. m. All members are urged, 
to be present. ■ ~ 


Morning worship at 11. Song by 
the choir. Sermon subject, Mat- 
thew 25, 14-30, "The Talents". 

Sunday school and Bible classes 
at J.0 o'clock. 

No evening worship. 

Regular monthly meeting of the 
Lutheran Brotherhood on Monday 

Luther League program and so- 
cial on Tuesday evening- , 

Religious instruction on Wednes- 

Circles -will meet on Thursday, 
as follows: 1, Mrs. E. J. Rustad; 2, 
Mrs. A. P. Brende; -3, Mrs. H. O. 
Chommie; 4. (Mrs. Jobn Dokken; 5, 
Mrs. A. M. Magnuson; 6, Mrs. Theo. 
Quale; 7, Mrs. Axel Anderson; 8, 
Mrs. A. C. Jahr. 

Chr&ir rehearsal on Thursday ev- 
ening at 7:30 o'clock. 

Confirmation, classes meet; on 
Saturday forenoon, at 9 and 10 a. 
m. .A cordial welcome to all serv- 
ices and meetings. 

Persons interested in leaving the 
state for employment may get 
helpful tips if they contact the lo- 
cal NRS interviewer. 

. She leaves ~ to mourn her early 
passing her parents, three brothers, . 
0,1 at of Duluth and John and Ralph 
at home, and three sisters, : Mrs. 
Clarence Dailey (Mildred) at Red 
bake .Halls, jMyrile at Duluth and 
Cornelia at [home all ictf whom 
weri& present at the funeral. ; i 

Funeral services were held : on 
Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 13th, 
with -brief services .at the house ac 
1 o'clock and at 2 : o'clock at the 
Presbyterian church. Rev. Henry 
N. Liridholm officiating. A quar- 
tette, composed of Messrs. Karikel 
and Amdahl! and Mrs. Millard Dail- 
ey and Miss Haugen, sang three 
hymns : "Beautiful Isle of Some- 
where", "Shall w e Meet Beyond 
the River", land "Safe in the Arm3 
of J&sus." Tne last being the fav- 
orite hymnj of the deceased, was 
also, sung by Mrs. Dailey and Miss 
Haiigeh at the house. Mrs. Clifford 
K. Dailey presided at the organ. * 

Active pall-bearers were Carl 
Kankel, Leonard Holberg, Rosario 
Delorme, Earl Kirschman, Millard 
Dadey : and (Theodore Delorme. 

Honorary pall-beax.ers were Miss 
Helen iRicsch,. Mrs. E. F. Klland, 
Mis H Cecile Bregier, Miss Margar- 
et Meyer, Miss Catherine Marlow, 
Mrs. Loraine Helm and 'Miss Elsie 
Bourdon of Red Lake Falls, Mrs. 
Thos. Vollum of Erskine, Miss Al- 
ice Wichern of Mcintosh and Mia s 
Alice Holberg of Thief River Falls. 

Th& remains wer R laid to rest in 
the Oak Grove cemetery at Red 
Lake Falls! 

pltal. He was 69' years and 4 
months old. at the time of his mass- 
ing, being born Sept. 8, 1867. in 
Christiansand, Norway. He 'came 
from Norway, to the United. States, 
going first to Michigan, June 3, 
1887. In 1888 be moved to Grand 
Forks, from there going to Excel 
Township in 1897, where he has 
since made his home. 'He was a 
resident -of Marshall county for 40 

Surviving him are one , sister. 
Miss Emma Easthouse of Moor- 
head, and one brother, Ole East- 
house, or this city. His parents, 
six sisters, and on R brother pre- 
ceded him in d;ath. 

Funeral services were held on 
Monday, Jan. 18, at 2 p. m. at the 
Erickson and Lund Funeral Home. 
Rev. E. L. Tungseth officiated at 
thp ceremonies. Interment was at 
Greenwood cemetery. 


death, being born March 12, 1849, 
in Sweden^ He came from Sweden 
to Gooonue County, Manni, in lstia, 
and in 1868 moved to Kandiyohi j 
County. Minn. In 1882 he moved 
to St. Hilaire, ana in 1905 to May- ; 
held Township, where he has since ■ 
made hi R home. 

He leaves ens sister, Mjtb. A. L. 
Patterson of Minneapolis, to mourn 
his death. He was nover married. 
| Funeral services were held from 
the Erickson and Lund Funeral 
Home, Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 2 p. m. 
Rev. J. O. Jacobson .of this city of- 
ficiated, and interment was at the 
3t. Hilaire cemetery. 

Watch the National Reemploy- 
ment Office bulletin board for Civ- 
il Service examinationa 

Openings for skilled craftsmen 
from the states of Iowa, North and 
South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Ne- 
braska have come to the attention 
of the local office. ■ 

; Any number of maids and house- 
keepers, preferably 21 years 
of age, at wage B ranging f nom $5.00 
to $10.00 per week for. the Duluth 
and ' Twin City offices can be plac- 
ed tbrough the local office. ' Infor- 
mation can be received at the local 


Bruce Smith, eight-month old 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Smith 
of Star Township, passed away at 
his home at 10:55 a. m., Wednes- 
day, Jan. 13. He was born May 
3i. 1936, at Fergus Falls. 

Left to mourn his passing: are 
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Smitu, 
four brothers, James, Robert,- Carl, 
and Walter, and two sisters Luel- 
Ia and Gladys, all at home. 

Funeral services -were held Sun- 
day, Jan. 17, at the home, with 
Rev. J. O. Hoyum of Goodridge of- 
ficiating at I the ceremonies. Inter- 
ment was at tb& Star Town.3h>p 
cemetery near Erie. 



English worship at 11 a. m., 
Bethlehem : ! 

English worship at 2:30 p. m. 
Sotersdal: , i 

Y. P. S. at 8:00 p. m. 


Sunday service at 11 & m. Sub- 
ject: "Truth". j 

Sunday school at 10:00 a. nx, 

Wednesday evening meeting at 
7:45. ' ! 

Reading room open Wednesday 
from 3 to 5 p. m. 

A cordial invitation is extended 
to all. 

| ■ Hamre Hummings | 

• ~"T ; ; " * 

; Oscar Ov-erby called at the Ed- 
ward Jelle.ho.bie Tuesday. 
. Louis JelU) \called at the L. L. 
O'Del' home Tuesday. 
: Manley arid Clifford Anderson 
called at th>& Frank Johnson home. 

; Mrs. Harvey Woods and son Earl 
motored to Bemidji- Friday. 
; (Mrs. Helen Newhouse and son 
Elmer accompanied by Edward 
Jelle motored to Thief River Falls 

: Albert Anvinson called at the 01- 
ga Jelle home Saturday. 

■Mrs. Olga Jelle called at the 
Walter Dalton home Saturday. 

The Choral Ciub met to practice 
singing Sunday;afternoon at the 
Frank . Mk)©&n5oh \ home. '.- , 
: Mr. and Mrs^Haryey Woods mo- 
tored to Bemidji Sunday to attend 
the: last day of the Paul Bunyan 
carnival held there. 

This community wants to extend 
th'Hr deepest sympathy to the 
Winter family for the loss of their 
mother, Mrs. Bill Winter. She wa, 
one of the. first pioneers of this 
community who knew what hard- 
ship really was; Funeral services 
forj Mrs. Winter were held Mon- 
day at 1 o'clock at the home of 
Mrs. Olga Jelle. No school was 
held Monday at the Jelle school 
due to the funeral being held. 


Carol Jean Aalfbu passed away 
at ,3:30 a. in., .Jan. 14, at her home 
at : 809 Dewey/" Ave! North, in this 
city. J She wag" 22 days old at the 
tinia n t her death, being born Dec. 
22; 1936, 

Left to mourn her ipassing are 
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. M. 
Aalbu, . three sisters. Rose . Marie, 
Do'idr&s; and" Sigred, three broth- 
ers, "Victor, James, and Roy, and 
her grandfather, Halvor Aalbu, all 
of: this city. 

Funeral R ervices were held from 
the Erickson and Lund Funeral 
Home, Saturday, Jan. 16, at 3 p. m. 
Rev. J. O. Jacobson officiated, and 
iaterme-ht was at the Greenwood 
cemetery. ' 

Grace Austad passed away &% 
the Oakland Sanatorium at 3 p. m., 
Sunday, Jan. 17. She was born 
Feb. 20, "1913, at Oklee, and was 
23 years and 10 months old at the 
time of her passing. 

Left to mourn her passing are 
her father, Tollef Austad, two bro- 
thers, Grendy and Alfred, all of 
Oklee, and her grandmother, Mrs. 
Gunvar Nessland of Oklee. Her 
mother and one sister preceded her 
in death. 

Funeral services were held at 
the Zion .Lutheran church at Ok- 
lee, Wedeesday, Jan. 20,. at 2 p. m. 
Rev. J. K. Lerohl officiated, and 
internvsnt was at the Lutheran ce- 
metery in Oklee. 


01 e Peterson passed away at 
4:45 p. m., Jan. 17, in a local hos- 
pital. He was 87 years and 10 
months old at the time of his 


I Donald Hinden passed away at 
1 p. m., Jan. 19, In a local hospit- 
al. He was five days old at tire- 
time of hi R death, being born Jan. 
14. He leaves his parents, Mr. and,. 
Mrs. O&nrad Hinden, his grandpar-' 
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Ole Hinden, -of 
this city, andifMr. and Mrs. John 
MoTskness of Wylie. '" ' . ' . 

Funeral services were held from " 
the Erickson and Lund Funeral 
Home, Thursday, Jan. 21, at 2 p. 
m. Rev. E .N. Daley officiated, and 
interment was at Greenwood ceme- . 


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and cows, the Thief River Falls Milk Producers 
Association has found it necessary to advance 
the price of Milk one cent per quart and Cream 
one cent per half pint. To take effect— 

Saturday, January 23rd 


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! Sttanley Bateman passed away 
iTuesday, Jan. JL9, at his> home in 
this city. He was born in Toroa- 
|bo. (Canada, August 22, 1878, and 
.came to the states with his par- 
ents in 1882 and settled at Grand 
(Forks. As a young man he oper- 
|ate<i a harness shop in Larim-or, N. 
X>ak. After disposing of this shop 
he moved 'back to Grand Forks, 
where he was engaged as a clerk at 
tbejlmperial hotel in that city, and 
also at the Northern hpteJ. A f°w 
years later he was employed as 
hotel clerk at Crookston, later 
coming to this-^city, where he was 
proprietor of the Brumund' hotel 
for a number of years. After leav- 
ing j the hotel businesft he was em- 
ployed*, for some time as a. sales- 

. Surviving .h^.ai-ca his- wife, Mrs. 
Anna Bateman;' and/ one brother, 
.Charles. W; .B^tenmn . of Qrand 
iForks, one sis r ter, Mrs. Theodore 
iPetferson of .Enderlin, N. Dak., 
ithrefi nephews- ^nd one niece. His 
parents preceded iim in death. 
: . The . funeral will be held in the 
LaiBonrFuneraX. Home at .1:30 Sat- 
urday, afternoon, Jan. .23; with the 
Rev.'E. A. Cooke officiating at the 
seryices. He will bo buried in 
Grand Forks.- 


Mae Agnes Sortedahl, second 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. O. 
'Sortedahl of Red? Lake Falls, pass- 
ed Ijiway at the home of her par- 
■CTits Sunday morning, Jan. 10th, 
jaft£r a lingering illness. Pneu- 
imbnia, superinduced by an attack 
jot j influenza of a few days' dura- 
<tioh, wa* the , immediate cause of 
^her! death. 

She was born in Red Lak© Falls, 
Feb. 15th, 1906, and lived there 
: all | her life. Being of a cheerful 
disposition and possessing a. natur- 
:clly winning: smile she readily at- 
;tained tb& friendship of those with 
'whom she came in contact. Tho 
she suffered much of ' late . years 
she bore her afflllctions bravely 
and retained her cheerful disposi- 
tion to the end. " '''■'■ ■ '■ 

After ' leaving school sha served 
for! several' years as assistant post? 
master, - under . her father, - : where 
hei* klncUy- f ani) courteous manner 
won the- esteem of the 'paCtrbna ' 

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Miss Effie Hamry left . Sunday 
wight for Minneapolis, where she 
spent a. few days. | 

iliss Mabel Iverssn spent a few 
dans, last week in the cities, where 
efce visited friends. 

Dr. J. M. Farnham spent Mon- 
day and Tuesday in Fargo, where 
he wa s called on a business trip. 

Robert Lund left the first of the 
■week for the cities, where he at- 
tended the state fair board meet- 
ing.. : . ; 

Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Tunberg antf 
nans' Wallace ; and Roger ,of this 
city returned : Sunday from a 
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"iyhHe there they visiter j at the 
itome of Mrs. Tunberg's sister, Mrs. 
Xoe Lambert, and also with other 
relatives. I 


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'Ais ts our final dance- of the sea- 
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Miss Lorraine Amundson spent 

the week end in Bemidji, where 

sli£ attended the winter sports 

Henry Nelson returned Tuesday 
m-rning from "Willmar, where he 
was called by th e illness of his 
mother. ! 

Leif Sahl and George Munt spent 
the wiee kend in Bemidji, where 
they were present at the winter 

Miss Eva Robarg'e spent from 
Saturday evening through Monday 
in Bemidji attending the winter 

Mrs.' W. G. McCrady, Mrs. Prank 
Willett, and Miss Constance WIl- 
lett, all of Plummer, spent Sunday 
in this "city. ; 

Gorman Thompson, who has 
be-en in Washington, D. C, for the 
past several weeksi returned to 
this city Friday. 

Jack McKechnie and family and 
Miss Pay 'Belcher motored" to Be- 
midji Sunday, where they attended 
the ice 'carnival. 

Mrs, Arthur Gibson spent Sun- 
day in Crookston at the home of 
her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. 
and Mrs. Howard Gibson. 

Miss Gertrude Engelbert and Lee 
Duffleld spent Sunday in Grygla 
visiting at the hom e of Gertrude's 
mother, Mrs. Edith Engelbert. 

Erling Mellby, son of Dr. and 
Mrs. O. F. Mellby of this city, ar- 
rived her>$ Sunday morning from 
Minneapolis, where he had been in 
a hospital for some time. He is 
reported cured of his illness at thi3 
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Miss Helen Wassgren and Neil; 
McKechnie motored to Bemidji oni 
Sunday, where they attended; the 
carnival. i 

Miss Josephine Johnson of this 
city spent the week end in Good- 
ridge visiting at Ithe V. C. McLeod 
home. She returned Sunday night. 

B. O. Norby returned Saturday 
from a business trip tn the cities. 
He left again Tuesday night, where 
h-> will attend to business matters. 

Howard Hoel, ;Hairry Peterson, 
Glenn Christie, and Sheridan Mc- 
Intyre epent Sunday in Bemidji; 
where they attended the Ice carni- 

Mis a Violet Solmonson left Sun- 
day for Minneapolis, where she is 
employed. She had spent the holi- 
days at the; home of her parents 

Mrs. Paul, Harris left Saturday 
night .for Moorhead, where she will 
spend some time with her daught- 
er Eleanor, who is attending school 

Mrs. Lucille Johnson of Fargo is 
visiting in this city with her daugh- 
ter, Mrs. T. Gullingsrud. She ar- 
rived Sunday, an^ will stay indef- 
initely. . 

Millard Nelson, OrviU-e Feraigen, 
and Melvin Larson, who are all 
employed in;this city, spent Thurs- 
cay in Fargo, where they attended 
a welding school. 

W. "W. Priehard, Jr., went io 
Minneapolis Monday night, wthere 
he will attend a -lumberman's con- 
vention. He is expected back the 
latter part of the week. 

Art Silvas-of Grand Rapids, and 
Harvey Avenson «f Cohasset, Minn., 
spent the week e nd in this city vis- 
iting at the homes of their friends, 
Audrey Anderson an^ Ardith Mel- 

i A. W. 'Mickelson, former manager 
of the Montgomery Ward store of 
this : clty, spent Monday here. 
Mr. Mickelson is now employed as 
manager of the Ward store in Dev- 
ils Lake. 

Ellsworth Holland of this city 
left Monday night for Florida. He 
was accompanied by his brother 
Lester Rolland of Minneapolis. 
They plan to be : gone about a 

Mrs. J. M. FaThham of this city 
returned Priday.night from Minne- 
apolis, where she had spent some 
time visiting her sister and broth- 
er-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Krue- 

The Misses Dorothy Noper and 
Elizabeth Jorde of this city spent 
Sunday in Bs-midji attending the 
ice carnival. They were accomp- 
anied by Miss Clair McEnally of 

. Mr. and Mrs. Kirn Olson left Fri- 
day for Bemidji where they visited 
at the home of Mr. Olson's mother, 
Mrs. I. B. Olson. They also attend- 
ed the winter carnival. They re- 
turned Sunday night. 

Mrs. J. P. Hawkins of Winnipeg, 
arrived in tht3 city Wednesday of 
last week, and is visiting at the 
hom e of her sister, Mrs. Harold 
E:de. She is also visiting at the 
h-D-mes if O. G. Winger, P. Oftedahl, 
and Mrs. John Oftedahl. It is ex- 
pected that she will leave Sunday 
morning for her home in Winnipeg. 

Dr. and Mrs. L. G. Culver and 
Mrs. Borreson motored to Bemidji 
Saturday noon. Whil© there they 
visited at the home of Mrs. Cul- 
ver's sister, Miea Mabel Samuel- 
son, and also attended the winter 
sports carnival. They returned to 
thi R city Sunday night. 

Mr. and Mrs. Haorld Easmuasen 
of this city and Mr. and Mrs. Clar- 
ence Oseid of Bemidji, formerly of 
thi 3 city, motored to Minneapolis 
Thursday, of last week. Mr. Ras- 
muesen and Mr. Oaeid attended a 
meeting *of th 6 <3riggs Cooper 
salesmen. They returned to this 
•city Sunday night. 


Come in and bring your radio if 
rt is not working right. Our new 
radio man, Mr. Lillo, has had - seven 
years. experience. Our Bhop la well 
equipped and the work is guaran- 

We carry the well-known R. C. A. 

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Woodrbw Wilson of St. Hilaire 
left Saturday for Detroit Lakes, 
where he will take a teaching po- 
sition till spring. 

Lowell Nesse, Jack. Adkins, and 
Malcolm : Magnuson spent the week 
enil in Bemidji, where tliey attend- 
ed; the Paul Bunyan celebration. 

Miss Virginia Quale, who teaches 
school in Hallock, spent the week 
end in this city visiting at the home 
of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Theo. 

Phil, Justice, and Milton Larson 
returned: to' this city j Saturday 
from St.; Paul, where they attend- 
ed the funeral of their uncle, L. G. 

Senator Tungsethf spent Satur- 
day and Sunday in this city. He 
left Monday evening for St. Paul, 
where he is attending the state le- 
gislature. " 

Mrs. E*. J. Richards left Thurs- 
day evening for_Minneapolis, where 
she attended the funeral of L. G. 
Arneson. She returned Wednes- 
day msming. 

Miss Jean Gustafson and Selmer 
Kivle motored to Bemidji Sunday, 
where they attended the winter 
carnival.; Tlu-y returned home on 
the same day. 

Miss France's Kavanaugh, Ronald 
Nelson, and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Vo- 
tava motored to Bemidji Sunday, 
wher e they attended the winter 
sports carnival. 

Fred Lorentson, register of 
deeds, left Monday evening for St. 
Paul, where h e is attending the 
annual convention of county re- 
gister of breeds'. 

Henry Nelson, manager of the 
J. C. Penney store in thiB city, left 
Saturday night for Willmar, Minn., 
where he wa<, called by the Berious 
illness of his mother. 

Mr. and Mrs, -George Thlebert. 
and Mrs. Mae' Sorenson and two 
daughters of Plummer spent Sat- 
urday afternoon in this city at-" 
tending to business matters. 

Miss JuditJh Wold, who teaches 
school in Winger, returned to her 
duties there Friday. She w«s ac- 
companied by Mrs,, Ingval Wold 
and Clarence and Bernice -Wold. 

R. M. Aalbu arrived 'in this city 
Friday morning - , wnere he visited 
with his family till Sunday. -He 
returned to St. Paul Sunday night, 
where he is a clerk at the state le- 

Garfield Groslie of Twin Valley 
arrived at the home of Mr. and 
Mrs Xeroy Groslie of this city, on 
Saturday. He left Monday for his 
home. Garfield is a brother of Le- 
roy Groslie. 

Mr. and- Mrs. William Alexander 
of Fargo, visited from Wednesday 
till Friday in this city at the home 
of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Alexander. 
Bill is the son of ,Mr. and Mrs. 
Chas. Alexander. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Carlson, Mr. 
and Mrs. Paul Lundell, Miss Lilli- 
an Erickson, and Harry Glander, 
all; of this city, motored to Bemid- 
ji Sunday, where they attended the 
Paul Bunyan carnival. 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lorentson and 
son, and. daughter Adeline, accom- 
panied by the Misses Marcella Ru- 
ane, Joyce Olson, and torraine 
Baken, spent the week end in Be- 
midji attending the Paul Bunyan 
Victor Aalbu. motored to Plum- 
mer Saturday morning. Return- 
ing home he was accompanied by 
Miss Jessie Bickley, who spent the 
week end in this city visiting at 
the home of her mother, Mrs. Lei- 
la Bickley. -', 

Mrs. Anna 'Baxzen left Sunday 
for Everett, Wash.; where Bhe will 
spend some time visiting her sis- 
ter. Prom there she will goto San 
Francisco, where she will visit a 
brother. She plans to be gone a- 
bout two months. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ben Kiewel and 
Prank, all of thid "city, left Fri- 
day for Bemidji. While there they 
visited at nhe^ Lawrence Herman- 
pon home, and also- attended -the 
winter carnival. They returned" to 
| their home here Monday. 

The Misses Brunell ETickson and 
' Marion Dillon left by train for Be- 
i mid,'i Friday morning. Brunell vis- 
ited at the home of her friend, 
I Miss Ruth Woods; and Marion vis- 
ited at the home. of Mr. and Mrs 
Fred Johnson. They returned on 
Monday morning. 

I Clifford and Miss Lucille VeVea, 
of thig city, and Lloyd Martin of 
Plummer, accompanied by Miss 
Margaret Stadum, also of this city, 
motored to Bemidji Saturday after. 
noon. Enroute they stopped at 

I Leonard, Minn., where they were 
Joined by Mr. and Mrs. Norman 
Olsen, sister and brother-in-law of 
the two former. Miss, Stadum spent 
the week end in Bemidji, where 
she was a guest at the home of Mr. 
and Mrs. Ben Bredeson. The three 
former spent the week end in 
Leonard at the N. E. Olsen home, 
and also attended the winter car- 
nival in Bemidji. Returning home 
Sunday night they were accompan- 
ied by Bob Sande of thin city, who 
hag also attended -the, caxnivaL .„" 


Mrs. Arne Josephson and son 
Edward, anil Grandma Josephson 
were visitors I'at the Bjornaraa 
home. Tuesday afternoon. 

Business callers in Thief River 
Palls from this .vicinity. Friday 
were: Bj. B>ornaraa, Erick John- 
son, Thorwald Bjornaraa, Mrs. So_ 
phie Bjerklie and son Ludvig. 

George Hendrom was a caller at 
the E. Johnson home Saturday af- 

•Miss Olga Thrulson is assisting 
at tlie H. T. Hanson home. 

Olof and Sigurd Bjornaraa were 
busy hauling baled straw and hay 
to Gully last week. 

H. T. Hanson and son Walter 
transacted business at Gully Fri- 

The -Nazareth Ladies Aid. will 
serve lunch after services at the 
Nazareth church Sunday, Jan. 31st. 
Lunch will b e served by all mem- 


Sunday visitors at the Ole Thune 
home were Mr. andi Mrs-. Edwin 
Nelson, Lcis and Qrville Nelson, 
Mr. Emil Thune, Melvin Thune, and 
Carl Olson. 

Mrs. Ole Valsvikiahd Gina were 
visitor,, at the Ed Vigen home on 
■ Sunday. ; i 

Mrs. Peter Thune received word 
from Iowa. Wednesday of the death 
of her. cousin, Hans Berg. 

The pupils of Washington school 
DisL 221, who had perfect attend- 
ance for the last" month are: Rus- 
sel Thune, Everett Yarwood, Les- 
lie Snetting, Wallace Torkelson, 
and Beverly Thune. The last three, 
have gone every day so far without 
being absent or tardy. 

Mr. and- Mrs. Melvin Torkelson, 
Geraldine and Willis called at the 
O. B. Gunderson home last Wed- 
nesday to visit with Mrs. Arnold 

Mr. and Mrs. Ole Thune and Har- 
vey, Russel, and Beverly were call, 
ers at the Melvin Torkelson home 
Saturday evening. ; 



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Mr. and Mrs. Max Krause were 
Tuesday afternoon visitors at the 
Ernest Krause home. 

Mr. and Mrs. E. A.' Yonke were 
callers at the B. N. : Thorstad home 
Tuesday.. . 

Sig Lind was a! business caller 
at the Anton Larson home Thurs- 
day. ■ | | 

Dr. O. F. Mellby of Thief River 
Falls was a professional caller at 
the- L. P. Antion home Tuesday ev- 

OH Olson was a social caller at 
the E. A. Yonke home Monday ev- 

Alfred Olson Was a business call- 
er at the George Hanson home on 

Dr. L. Ri Twete was a profession 
ar caller at the Wm Ristau home 

Marina Yonke left for Thief 
River Falls Thursday, where she 
will be employed. 

George Hanson was a business 
caller at the O. K. Severe home on 

Mrs. Ed Timm underwent a seri- 
ous operation at a hospital in 
Thief River Palls, Wednesday. 

Sophus Ness was a visitor at. the 
E. A. Yonke home Tuesday even- 
ing. ;! 

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Olson of Thief 
River Falls Bpent a few days at 
the- home of the latter*s parents, 
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Tinim. 

Saturday evening callers at the 
Alvin Nelson home were Mr. aud 
Mrs. Max Krause and dauehtsr Ad- 
eline and Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Yon-» 
ke and sons Earl and Everett. 

Mr. and Mrs.. Fred! Koop enter- 
tained the following guests at a 
Sunday dinner: Mr. and Mrs. John 
Geske, Mr.i and Mrs. Elmer Gealoa 
and Mathilda and Eda Koop. 

Dr. O. F. Mellby of Thief River 
Falls was a professional caller at 
the Henry Meyer home Sunday ev- 

Mrs. Anton Larson was a shop- 
per in Thief River Palls Wednes- 

. Business callers at the Elmer 
Geske home Thursday were Albert 
and Fred Koop and John Geske, 

.Jame R Thorstad was a caller at 
the Swra B. Swenaon horn© Sun- 
day. . i' 

Sig Lind was a caller at the Ol- 
son Bros, home Monday. 


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Rueben Sandberg and Sofus 
Bjertness attended the Implement 
Dealers convention in Minneapolis 
last week. , 

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Holbrook and 
daughters-, Harriet and Dolores, at- 
tended the basketball game in 
Greenbush Tuesday. . 

Miss Hilda Trondvedt is employ- 
ed at the. Sam Sandland home. 

The Edgewood school has bean 
closed .the past week due to ill- 
ness. . 1 

Clifford Moran and. Dr. J. E. Mc- 
Coy motorpd to Minneapolis Tues-. 
day. ' ' »■ ' | - • 

Art Peterson of Gatzke spent 
Saturday In Grygla. | 

Dr. and Mrs. Galen Adkins were 
callers in Thief River Falls Sun- 
day. ■!■■■■ 

Mrs. Arden Hill, who has- been 
visiting friends and relatives here 

left for Warren. She will visit 
friends in Alvarado and Radium. 
■ Mr. and Mrs. David Day and son 
Donald of Goodridge, spent Sunday 
with Herman Day, and other 
friends in Gr^la. 

Arne Wick went to 'Middle River 
to spend a few days. ' •= 

Mrs. Ferdie Brown will' enter- 
tain Friendly Neighbor Circle on 

Ralph Monroe was a business 
caller in Warren Tuesday. 

Mrs. P. Sandberg and Mrs. Dor- 

an called on Mrs. Hans Peterson 
one day last week. 

Mr -and Mrs. Gunder Grovum 
motored to Bemidji Saturday to at- 
tend the ice carnival. 

Geda \ and Orville Reisberg and 
"Shorty!' Gilman of Middle River 
visited with friends -here Sunday. 

Mrs. McCoy visited -with her mo- 
ther, Mrs. P. A. Johnson, over the 
week end. 

Miss Edith Swenson left for her 
home in Clearbrook. She will vis- 
it there' for a few weeks. 

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Notice is hereby I given that the 
mortgage made by Courtice Eshel- 
by and Edna Esh-^lby, his wife, 
mortgagors, to the State of Minne- 
sota, mortgagee, dated* June 7th. 
3 32S, and recorded! with Register 
of Deeds of Pennington County, 
Minnesota, on June 14th, 1928, at 
11:00 o'clock A. M.j in Book 77 of 
Mortgages, on pag>* 363, will be 
foreclosed by a sale of the follow- 
ing premises described in said 
Mortgage, situate in Pennington 
County, Minnesota,! to-wit: ___ 

The South Half of the South- 
cast Quarter -(S^aSEtt), ex- 
cepting right of| way of the 
Minneapolis. Saint Paul and 
Sault Ste Marie Railway Com- 
pany, also- that portion of the 
SbutheaU Quarter of the South- 
west Quarter (SE% of S"W*4> 
Ivinir and being! East of the 
right of way of the Great Nor- 
thern Railway Company, all in 
Section Twenty-one (21); also 
Ixit Two (2), brfne that por- 
tion of the Southwest Quarter 
of the Southwest Quarter 
(SW'i of SWtf)! lying and be- ' 
ing West of Thief River bi- 
section Twenty-two (22); all . 
of the foregoing described 
real estate being in Township 
One Hundred Fifty-Pour (154) 
Korth, of Range Forty-three 
(43) West, containing 137.75 
acres, more or less, according 
to the Government survey 
thereof, i 

which said sale wall be made by 
tte Sheriff of Pennington County, 
Minnesota, at the front door of the 
Court House in the City of Thief 
itiv€r Falls, Minnesota, on Satur- 
day, January 30th, 1937, at Ten 
•'clock A. M., to pay the amount 
Mien due on said mortgage and the 
legal disbursements. There is 
claimed to he due on said mort- 

gage at th e date of this notice the 
sum of $4953.31, arid the further 
sums of $81.44, tares, .and $73.80, 
insurance, paid -by the mortgagee, 
with interest "being a total of 
$5383.24. ' ! ; 

Dated December 14, 1936. , 
By Theodore H. Arena, 
■Conservator of Rural- Credit 
C. F. Gaarenstroom,' 
Attorney for Mortgagee,; 
567 State Office Building, 
St. Paul, Minnesota. 

(Dec. 17— Jan. J 21, 1937) 

Missionary's [Wife Writes 
Of Return Trip to China 



Licensed Funeral Director 

Amublance 1 Service 

Day Phone CI Night rhone 148T1 

Wood, Drarying, Trucking 

and General Hauling 

City Dray & Transfer 


Phone 170 or 
Newlahd Cream Station 

'■ Dentist 

>'orthcrn State Bank 
Special attention given to extrac- 
tion and plate work. 

X-RAY Diagnosis 
Phone 2(17 

Thief River Bearing Co. 

Tnim" River Falls, Minn. 

Plione 1HSW 

Motor and; (Generator Iterrfndinp 

Connecting- Rod and Bebabbitlint' 


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Typewriters and jCasli Register! 
Sales — \ Service — Rentals \ 


Hlonc 1'JS i Thief River Fall« 

M.D. CL, V. S- 

Bipert on all diseases of poultry, 

and other ; animals 


Phone; 158 



That default has occurred in the 
conditions of that ^certain mort- 
fiager dated the 1st day of August, 
1934, executed toy JAY A. RAL- 
his wife, as mortgagors, to the 
ATION! a corporation of the Un- 
ited States of America, as mort- 
gagee, and filed! for record 
in the office of ; the Register 
oi" Deeds in and for the County 
of Pennington, and State of Min- 
nesota, on the 13th day of August, 
X934, at 1 o'clock P. M., and re- 
corded in Book 88 of Mortgage Re- 
cords, page - 6; tha_t V* -action or 
proceeding has been instituted at 
law to rfceover the defbt secured by 
said" mortgage, or any part .there- 
of; that there is due and claimed 
bo be du e upon eaid mortgage, in- 
cluding interest to date hereof, the 
sum of Four Hundred Thirty-three 
anri 5G-100 Dollars ($433.66), in- 
cluding -the sum of Seventy-three 
and 25-100 Dollars ($73.25) ad- 
vanced for the payment; of taxes, 
ana that pursuant to the power of 
sale therein contained, said mort- 
gage will be! foreclosed and the 
tract of land lying and toeing in tlie 
Coanty of Pennington, State of 
Minnesota, described as follows, 

Lots Twenty-three (23) and 
Twenty-four (24), of Block 
.Twenty-five (25), in the Town- . 
site of Red Lake Rapidfc, now 
a part of the City of Thief-. 
River . Palls, according to the . " 
map or pla* thereof on file and 
of record in the office of the 
Register of Deeds in and for 
eaid County and State; ■ 
will be sold by 'the sheriff of said 
county at ' public auction on the 
?.0ih day of January, 1937, at 10:00 
o'clock A. M., at tile front door of 
the Court House in the City of 
ThisC River Palls, in said county 
and i-tate, to pay the debt then se- 
cured by said mortgage and taxes, 
if. any, Cn said premises and tue 
costs and disbursements allowed 
by law, subject to redemption 
wirhin twelve months from said 
date of sale. 

Dated December 15. 1936. 


H. O. Chommie. 
Attorney for Mortgagee, 
Thief River Palls. Minn. 
(Dec. 17— Jan. 21. 1937) 



Res. 721 N. Main 

■ l Phone 30 

Office '313 Main Ave. S. 

Phone 372 

fAcross from Northern Chevrolet) 

Thief River Falls, Hinu. 




State of Minnesota" 



»oor Keys, Yale JKeys and Auto- 
mobile Keys for | all makes of 
6ars, including 1937 models, and 
keys for any kind , of a lock. 
made on short notice at 

Havel's Key & Gun Shop 

407 Arnold! Ave. So. Phone 343-.I 


Osteopathic- Physician j 

and Surgeon ] 

Acute and Chronic diseases | 

Kseases , of Women and Children 

Piles" and Vnric«se Veins 

Treated Without Operation j 

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County of Pennington ) 


TATE OF Thov. Blikom, also 
known as Thorn H. Blikom, Deced- 
i eat: 

TO Haivor Myrvans, Ole Blikom, 
John Blikom, Mary. Midtli, and all 
persons' interested.' in tJlie final ac- 
count and distribution ;©f the es- 
tate of said deosdent: The repre- 
sentative of the above named de- 
cedent, hayine- filed in. this Court 
his final account of the administra- 
tion of the: estate of said decedent, 
together with -his petition praying 
for the adjustment and allowance 
of said final account and for dis- 
tribution of the residue of said es- 
tate to the person thereunto en- 
titled. Therefore, YOU, and EACH 
OF YOU, are hereby cited and re- 
quired to show cause, = if any you 
have, before Wris Court at the Pro- 
bata Court Rooms in the Court 
House in the City of Thief River 
Palls in the County of Pennington 
State cf Minnesota, on the 30th day 
of January. 1937 at 10:00 o'clock A. 
M. why said petition should not be 

WITNESS. The Honorable An- 
drew Bottelson, Judge of said 
Court, and the- eeal of said court 
this 6th day of January 1937. 

(SEAL) ! 

Andrew Bottelson, 
Judge of Probate 
H. O. Berye. 

Attorney for Petitioner, 

Thief River FaFls, Minn. 
(Jan. 7-14-21, 1937) 

Old papers. Two bundles for '6 
cents. FORUM Office. 


l j Thief River Falls, Minnesota 

' Edward Bratrud, F. A. C. S. 
i Consultation — Surgery — Urology 

Dr. A. M. Smith, X-Ray ! | 

Dr. L !G. Culver, Eye,|Ear, Nose and Throat 
Dr. C. W. Froats, Obsterics and Gynecology 
i Dr. R. V. Sherman, Internal Medicine 
j i Dr. E. M. Sorenson, Pediatrics 

■_! B. I. Proilana, Business Manager 

The Forum is In receipt of a let- 
ter written by the wife "Of the Rev. 
Victor Swanson, ... missionary ' to 
China, after they returned from a 
trip to their former home in Min- 
nesota. Rev. and Mrs. Swanson 
visited friends and relatives in the 
Thief River Falls vicinity last 
summer, speaking at several 
church gatherings at the timfc. Due 
to the length of the letter it will 
b* inserted in two installments.: 

Forum reader a will find the let- 
ter of unusual interest as it is well 
written. Notice should be made 
ot the manner in w-hlcn, roads and 
'Other things are being impioved. 
Look for the second and last in- 
stallment in next week's Forum. 

/! i —Bditor.| 

HsuehanK, Honan,. 
' November 26, 1936 
Dear Friends, 

How 1 do wish that I could write 
you each a nice long letter tout if 
1 should do that you wiu]d not get 
Christmas letters so I decided: to 
write one long one to all of you 
telling about our experiences since 
we arrived in China. I'm sure you 
have 'been waiting to hear about it. 
First I want to express our 
hearty thanks to all of you kind 
friends for all your kindness and 
hospitality when we were at home. 
May God bless you richly! We ap- 
preciated the many steamer letters 
and telegrams much "We especial- 
ly appreciate that you are praying 
for us. Thank you! 

Many of you know that we tra- 
veled by car out to the West coast 
We enjoyed that. We took turns 
driving. The autumn foliage was 
wonderful, especially in the moun- 
tains out West. We went through 
both. th e Rocky Mountain National 
Park and the Yellowstone Park. 
The geye'rs iln Yellowstone are 
intensely interesting. I felt as if 
we were on. the crater of a volcano 
which might -become active any 
moment. I was so relieved when 
we had safely left the place. I 
cannot see how anyone can go 
there without having very serious 
thoughts about eternity. 

We enjoyed many friends and 
relatives along the way also and 
had the opportunity of speaking 
■for our China 'Mission in many 
ohurches, in two churches in Bel- 
view, Minn., in Be-rtrand, and Adul- 
lam, in Nebraska. Then in Den- 
ver, and Boulder. Colorado ; In 
Helena, Mont., we attended a very 
interesting missicn meeting where 
we were privileged to! speak a few 
times. In Seattle! Wash., we spoke 
in live places and twice eachjin 
Rev. S'wanson's church. The last 
evening they had a nice farewell 
meeting for us there. My husband 
also had the privilege of speaking 
at the mission meeting in Everett, 
Wash. In Vancouver the night be- 
fore, we- sailed, we had also the 
opportunity to -speak to a few of 
our friendg in the Lutheran church. 
In some of these places the 
friends gave us gifts to help us 
pay the fare f:r our car.' By the 
way I should say that we felt 
if this Buick were < a gift from 
God. We had prayed that God 
would guide us in our purchase 
and He- surely did Through a 
Christian friend in Omaha. Mr 
Chris Zander, we got a wonderful 
bargain. However the fare was 
S116.00 and th e duty was $183. 
That was more than we had bar- 
gained for. Then we had to pav 
about $13.00 for license and plates 
so it cam= to over $300.00 How- 
ever we had prayed that this oar 
might be used to the glory of God 
and I fbelieve it will. 

Tonight I want to tell a little 
about our trip from Shanghai to 
Hsuchang. It was quit^ an un 
dertaking No one had heard of 
anyone trying it so they. were ra- 
ther dubious. We felt they want- 
ed to n much for shipping it on, the 
train. Wp- Wrought we could save 
$100 by driving. However th e wear 
and tear on the car was not little. 
We do thank God for His guidance 
and care over us. It was really a 
miracle that we reached here safe- 
ly; I feel it was in answer to pray- 
er In Shanghai my .husband 
spoke several times and led prayer 
meetings and several dear mission- 
aries were led to oray definitely 
tor our journey. Our thanks go 
.out "t them. 

We arrived in Shanghai Oct. 19. 
The join-ney had been Quite rough 
jrrcst of the- wav so I had bean 
nuitp seasick. Even my husband 
vm- sick one day. We enjoyed the 
cierhtseeine in Janan.. however, verv 
nunh. It is such a beautiful little 
lund. We Tver* anxious to leave 
Shanghai immediately -but could 
,not tr°t the car out of customs for 
n whole Tveek in spite of paying 
Sl.KAO In tips. 

Wd left Shanghai Oct. 27th at 6 
a. I'm. and reached TTRUchairer Nov 
6th at 3 v. m.. havine: traveled 
1.331 miles. Tt took 108% 'gallon* 
of easoline. costing $34.22 in gold 
which made .315 cents -pnld .; ner 
enllon average. We paid 26 cent 1 ? 
in Yellowstone We- were able to 
e*>t pooa road m«ns and there were 
^ra« stations' in the larere cities we. 
,nns=«>d thronfh so we had no; dif- 
ficulty in getting cas. | 

However thp roads; leave much to 
fcfi desired. I wonder bow long 


|401 North Knight Avenue 
Telephone| 350 (-' 

Thief River Falls 

— B. C. A. EA.'DIOS— 

, Having purchased a 

Bi tester, bring 


in your tubes 
and have them tested. I 

- Have also a supply of tubes 
on hand. Also batteries. 

L. A. BAXOS ! 

Grygla,_ ' Minnesota, 

it will take (before we have Toads 
like j'you have in U. S. A. The 
Chinese government has given out 
strict orders now to the 'People to 
make good auto - roads which are 
to be. finished in three month,, time. 
We aaw tens of thousands of men 
working on the roads. They were 
carrying atones in their little bas- 
kets laying them ibeside the road. 
Each home must supply a certain 
amount of stone and a-' certain a-, 
mount of sand. We traveled for 
miles and miles seeing. little piles 
of stone on one side and sand on 
the other side of the road. Many 
places they had already put the 
small stone* on the road- We had 
to drive many miles on such stoney 
roads. The wear on the tires was 
tf rriflc. Some places the road was 
just impassable. 

: In many, many places there was 
no bridge at all. When the river 
was 'wide and deep we had to put 
the car «on a (pontoon or ferry. TI113 
we did at least five times. We 
forded rivers at least five times. 
It was fortunate for us that it is 
dry season this year! Many, 
many places they were building 
new fine -bridges. The masonry 
was finished but not the top or the 
floor to cross on, so they made 
temporary roads down around the 
bridges. There .were at -least a 
hundred such bridges under con- 
struction in Honan alone. We pass- 
ed over many hundred bridges 
Some of them were very fine ones. 
However, many were very, very 
poor. "When we crossed we had to 
•be -very careful that we did not get 
nails in our tires. ' It was an ans- 
wer to iprayer we. felt that we did 
not have many .punctures. We saw 
dozens of nails sticking up. 

The first day we had pretty good 
roads so w e arrived in Nanking. 
ThefTai Hu Lake was lively witu 
its sail "boats. We sat down iby the 
roadside there to enjoy our lunch. 
A crowd gathered round and some- 
one] stole the cap off the back of 
the icar, where one pours in the 
gasoline. So in Nanking we first 
looked up the Buick Motor Comp- 
any -and succeeded in securing an- 
other cap. (we have now a lock 
and I chain on it ) 

We went first to the China Trav- 
el Service to get information a- 
bcut crossing the Yangtze. The-y 
claimed it was impossible to get 
across there. We were disappoint-, 
ed in that. They claimed we must 
go down th R river to Wuhu. V.'e 
stayed with Quaker friendg -over 
niglit. They were most kind. The 
next morning we went out to see 
SunJYat Sen's wonderful Memorial 
Tomb. We were invited to dinner 
witlj Chinese friends, who are of- 
ficers and have charge of the Of- 
fitei's Moral Welfare Endeavor. 
They have wonderful buildings. We 
sa.wl 8 aerdplanes flying overhead. 
Ourj friends invited us to stay un- 
til the 3l£t when a hundred aero- 
planes were going to fly. They 
werp going to have great doings 
on jGeneral Chiang Kai Shek's 
birthday. W B regretfully declined. 
These friends were instrumental in 
getting a pass for us through An- 
nuel from the governor of that pro- 
vince, who had just arrived in the 
city; They said they would tele- 
graph ahead so that we would not 
have any trouble. This was also a 
sign 'cf God's care over us. One of 
the young men rode with us way to 
the outskirts of the city to see that 
V>x- ;got on to the right road to 
Wuhu. It only took about three 
hours, for thi 3 trip. But oh, the 
storiey read!. 

I;should have mentioned that 
Nanking has changed wonderfully 
these last five years. They have 
big wide streets paved and a fine 
highway for several miles and new 
modern buildings. I did hot recog- 
nize the place. 

\yuhu is a great old city with old 
fashioned narrow streets Here 
we ptayed. In the Methodist Hospit- 
al compound -with Dr. Brown and 
Dr.] Morgan, whose wife is also a 
physician. They had a very won- 
derful hospita] and seemed to be 
doing good work. One thing that 
I liked was that the chapel was 
placed in such a conspicuous 
place It had the place of honour 
just in front of the front door sd 
that when you entered the hospit- 
al you faced the altar. There was 
a special little prayer room on 
each side of the door where indi- 
viduals could go to pray. That 
was another feature I - liked. It 
was the most pleasant hospital im- 
aglhea'ble. It lay on a high hill 
too overlooking the Yangtze, a 
wonderful site. The old mission- 
ary who chose that site 'had vis- 

We could not get across the riv- 
er at Wuhu. We were advised to 
goito Anking the capitol of An- 
nuel. It was not very far away 
but! there was ho road direct, so 
wej had* to go way down to the 
scqth of the province to Hweic- 
howfu. There we found a very 
good road {for China). It was a 
real -science route around and 
through the mountains, which are 
much higher than those at Kullng. 
The scenery was lovely. Whang 
Shan i« a ipopular summer resort 
with Nanking officials. They ore 
building "beautiful homes there. I 
did so much want to stop there a 
day at least (but could not per- 
suade myhuertjand as we were al- 
ready late in getting ■back, to work. 
This journey took us two days, al- 
thqugh it i~ only about 345 "miles 
Thh first day we arrived at Hwei- 
chpwf u about 2. ip. m. but a bolt 
had broken going over the stoney 
roajds so we had to stop to -get that 
repaired which took a couple of 
hours, So decided to stop at the CI. 
M.j over night. The missionaries 
were away but the servants receiv- 
ed |us kindly. You should have seen 
all; the disreputable busses there 
■being repaired. ; 

Arrived, at the Yangtze river a- 
rotind 5 fp. m. We "had left at day- 
break and driven all day without 

a. real meal, just lunching I have 
to confess that we felt a little un- 
easy going through thi s communis- 
tic territory wherp the Stums were 
beheaded a couple years ago. How- 
ever we were told that the big 
communistic armies had -been brok 
en up and driven out of the prov- 
ince. There were apt to 'be small 
bands however. It was with real 
thanksgiving therefore that we 
saw the Yangtze river. My hus- 
band crossed the river in a launcn 
going to the governor's headquart- 
ers to get help. Two officials 
came with him immediately 'bring- 
ing: a pontoon with good sized 
pieces of iron to throw across to 
shore for the wheels to run on. 
These men were very 'kind and 
helpful. However it did require real 
skill and nerve to drive up onto 
the! boat and down again. I was 
surprised that my husband did it 
so well. He had never had euch 
an experience ibefore. Aagin we 
said "Praise God!" It was quite 
dark 'by the time we had -crossed 
the : river. 


NOTICE: Church Announcements 
must be In by Tuesday evening to 
insure publication. 

Black River t 

Sunday, Jan. 31, 2:30- p. m. Ser- 
Tama, Sti Hilafre: 

Sunday, Jan. 24, 10:00 a, m., 
Sunday school. 11:00 a. m. Ser- 
Clara, Hazel: 

Sunday, Jan. 31, 11:00 a m. Ser- 

Victor had not told me where he 
was going. I had no idea where 
he had gone. I K at in the car sur- 
rounded by a "big crowd of curious 
.people .some friendly, and some 
not. One young officer who took 
upon himselr to 'b e kind and to 
protect me* goL some unkind re- 
marks directed at him which up- 
set him. However I made friends 
with the crowd so there was no 
trouble. There were many ques- 
tions made, j When they heard we 
had driven way from Shanghai a- 
te'rie one man said energetically 
"Ta dan da'' (Their courage is 
great). I did begin to fee} un- 
easy when my husfoand was away 
so long. He said that he had told 
a man to tell me where he had 
gon e hut this man had not done 
it It was very dark when we 
drove up to the Episcopaii-n Mis- 
sion Saturday nignt. nere we' re- 
ceived a hearty welcome from Dr. 
U:ots, ih2 ion of Bishop Rootg of 
..Hiikow. I should mention that 
one of th R men from the govern- 
or's place led the way t^o the mis- 
sion. He was very kind and would 
not take- a cent. The street was 
so narrow in one plac e where we 
had to turn a corner it took us' a 
long tim e to make it. Although 
the Episcopalians have a tremen- 
dous 'big property they had no 
gat e big enough for us, to enter so 
Dr. Roots went with my husband to 
the governor's place and asked per- 
missren to leave the car there. They 
were most kind and graciou K and" 
provided a place This also must 
have heen in answer to prayer I'm 
sure. I probably might mention 
that not only had the- governor 
heen in Nanking the day we were 
there- and given us a letter hut the 
next day he had com e to Wuhu to 
the Methodist hospital, staying in 
the same compound as we. He is 
very friendly with the, doctors 
there. They asked him for advice 
about our trip and h e said he 
wanted to send a man with us. He 
did send a telegram . ahead about 
our coming so I think that was one 
reason everything went s o well. 

Sunday we rested. -In the morn- 
ing we went" to the China Inland 
Mission. We. partook 'zi Holy Com- 
munion with them. Here they have 
a language school for young men, 
new miidionaries. W e met a young 
Norwegian Lutheran from Seattle. 
At noon on our return from ser- 
vices w e found the same young 
Chinese *:fficial who had 'befriend-, 
ed us thp evening ibefore. He 
came- to call and" to offer his as- 
sistance especially in regard to ad- 
vics- about whith road would be 
test to reach H=uchang. ' He also 
insisted on ; sending a chauffeur 
with us. We said we could not af- 
ford it, but he said we should not 
give him : anything except his fare 
back and some food al:ng the way. 
So Monday morning we had a driv- 
er with us. We had not thought 
we needed him as we had gotten 
along fine the first week taking 
turns driving. However, before 
night wa wer P mighty happy he 
was with us and the following days 

We reached. Liuanchow safely at 
about 2 p. m. in spite of the fact 
that there were literally thousands 
cf men working along the road 
preparing materials tn make 
gravel road. It was communistic 
territory that we were passing 
through and we felt that any mom- 
ent there might be trouble After 
resting half an hour we started on 
for Chengyang gwan. When we 
had gone, abont 35 miles we come 
to impossible roads. It had been 
pretty bad but now it was awful. 
The road was all plowed un and 
ditches here and there right across. 
For mile* j and miles there were 
hundreds of men and 'boys work- 
ing. My husband did not want to 
take the driver's advice and drive 
back because some of the people 
said It was better just a little far- 
ther on. However after driving al- 
most two miles over "no man's 
land" he gave up and we returned 
to Lduahchow. After 6 hours we 
arrived there for the second' time 
having driven . 74 miles. It was 
rather risky driving iin that terri- 
tory fortwo hours after dark. The 
driver told us that many of the 
men working on the road were or- 
dinary citizens in the day time but' 
robbers at night Thi„ did not 
make us feel any more comfort- 
ahle. We ' sang choruses to keep 
our spirit up and prayed and talk- 
ed to our driver trying to bring 
him to the : Lord. He seemed very 
sympathetic. ' We liked htm and 
wish we could have ,kept him as 
ho has. had over ten year B experi- 
ence in driving and has worked 
for a Buick company so he knows 
how to take care of a car. How- 
ever he wants too big a salary. 
This night we were Kindly receiv- 
ed in a China Inland Mission home. 
How wonderful lt^ is to- come to 
these mission stations!.-' Although 
wc are from- different countries we 
feel so at, home. This missionary 
was from j Holland and his wife 
from England^ 

(Continued Xext Week) 


Goodrldge Lutheran: 

Services in English at 8 p. m. 

Confirmation class on -Friday at 
Rosendnhl, Torgerson: 

Services in English at 11 a. m. 

Grygla Lutheran Churches" 

Sunday, Jan. 24th: Services will 
bt- held at the Grygla church -at 11 
o'clock a. m The Confirmation 
class meets after the services. 


Sunday afternoon at 2 p. m. Sun- 
day school. ' .- 

Preaching service at 3 p. m. Sub-" 
ject: "A Bible Study on the Holy 
Spirit in the Old Testament " 
These studies are progressive, 
clear, definite, and are continued 
every . Sunday afternoon. As we 
advance, we shall look at this sub- 
ject from every angle possible. It 
is one thing for you to say you are 
interested in this subject, it is 
quite another thing to say it by 
your actions. I ask you this ques- 
tion, "How much are you interest- 
ed?" Are you interested enough 
to come and receive instruction 
fr;-m one who has made a thorough 
study of the subject? Here is the 
chance of a life time to hear what 
you have been wanting to know for 
so long. Some of the truths set 
forth will startle you and you will 
exclaim, and say, "Is it .possible 
that these- things are in the Bible!" 

Sunday night -t 7:45 p. m. Evan- 
gelistic subject. 

I - - 

beginning, of the world institvted 
for the service of God". The many 
interestihE Bible question R answer- 
ed, the beautiful pictures thr#wn 
on the screen, and the ringing gos* 
pel "songs were enjoyed^y all. A 
most interesting program for next 
Sunday is announced, in this pap- 
er. — Contributed. 

Do You Struggle along with the Old Style Red 
Flame Kerosene Lamp of theTirrfypeAjJe " 

;VJ^7T_rY' PUT UP with all ihe trouble, in- 
| ** ~ ^ *■ convenience anil irritation caused 
j by poor quality, inadequate light? Why subject 
your eyes aad the eyes of your family to ru dan- 
gers-? Why let your children study under its 
reddish-yellow glow, perhaps to ruin their 
eyes? Many a child's failure at school can be 
laid against it. Stop running these ttsks when 

You Can Now Enjoy 


from the 


Xazareth Lutheran: 

Divine services at 11. 

Sunday schoM at 9:45. 

Confirmants Friday "at* 1:00 and 
Silver Creek Lutheran: 

No services on Sunday. 
Golden Valley Lutheran: 

Divine worship in Wilson schoul 
at. 2:30 on Sunday. Jan. 31. All are 
invited to worship with us. 


Sunday school and Bible class ct 
10:00 a. m. 

-Morning worship at 11:00. 

Evening service at 7:45 

Prayer meeting on Thursday ev- 
ening th:=. week at the h:me of 
Mrs. Andrew Norby, 245 Xo. Tin- 

Religious instruction for child- 
ren on Wednesday. Sunday school 
at Valhal at 9:30. 

r *LIKE- 

Hardware Dept. 


Th e Ladies Aid moot* Thursday 
this week, entertained .by the Mes- 
dames P. Tommerdahl, E. O. Iver- 
son and R. Joringdahl 

Wednesday, Religious instruc- 
tion classes every -weelt! 

Confirmation class, Saturdays at 
10 a. m. 

S'enhr choir, Wednesdays, 8:30. 

Sunday classes, 9:45. 

American services, 10:15. 
- Norwegian services. 11:20. 

Evening services, 7:45. 



"Creation reveals the Creator 
The starry heavens and the beaut- 
ies of nature point us to his handi- 
work, God's invisible perfections, 
namely. His eternal power and di- 
vine nature, have been rendered 
intelligible and clearly visible by 
His ■ works. '■ That which disting- 
uishes the true God from all false 
gods to His power to create, which 
is also therefore the reason why 
He only should >be worshipped." S.0 
declared Evangelist Gulbrandson 
to a large audience in his lecture 
on "Creation and Division" of Time" 
Sunday night in the old Methodisf 
church. The lecturer pointed hi: 
hearers to the text, "He hath made 
His wonderful works to be remem 
•bered." As; a memorial of crea- 
tion the seventh day — the 'birth day 
of the world — was set apart hy the 
Creator, or, as Luther <vputs it, 

Therefore is the Sabbath from the 

You Can 

, Save 

; when 


When yon need to call 
help in an emergency, a tele> 
phone in the home may save 
yon ten, twenty or more min- 

3Iany of our ensto'mers teU 
* us how the telephone has 
saved life by getting a doc- ^ 
tor quickly — others of homes 
saved from flames becanso 
help was summoned at once. 

Telephone service costs 
only a few cents a day, b*t 
in an emergency one tele- 
phone call has often, been 
. worth more than the service 
costs in a lifetime. 


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men are led to the foot of the Gross to -he set free hy Christ. Be- H 
sides Bible proofs many concrete and true illustrations "will be ■ 
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Commissioners 7 Proceedings, 

Marshall County Board 

Annual meeting held January 5th. 6th. and 3th. 1937. Meeting "was called to order 
by the County Auditor at 10 o'clock A. M. ! 

The following members were present; A. W. Sommwa. Ole Bergman. J. J. Pagnac, 
Arthur Anderson, and O. J. Johnson. Absent: None. 

* fc " ion -**"" made and seconded that A. W.iSomroers be elected Chairman of the 
_o_rd for the ensuing year. Motion was made and seconded that Arthur Anderson be 
cJectea Vice Chairman of the Board for the ensuing year. 

Report of examination of the County Treasurers Cash and Accounts follows^ 

Lask in Sate and drawer _;.._ _ $205-00 

Money' Orders. Checks, etc „ '™S'....'~T.'l ■-- — 

U^poBiti: State Uanic of Warren 

Peoples State Baa* of Warren- _ _ •.. _ - 

-arraers State Banfc^of Stephen _ 

Marshall County State Bank of Holt 

State Bank of Strandqaist 

American National Bank of Saint Paul _ 

Northwestern National Bank of Saint Paul 

Midland National Bank tt Trust Company. Mpl*. ...- - - 


Total Funds L „.; - $376,440.13 

The Chairman announced the appoint - 
seat of the following committees: 
Building: Bergman. Pagnac and Sam 

bieelth: Anderson. Bergman, 



Roads: Pagnac. Johnson, Sommen. 

Bridges: Bergman & Anderson. 

Ditches: Pagnac, Sommcrs. Anderson, 
iergman, and Johnson. 

Poor Relief: Anderson. Pagnac Berg-, Johnson, and Sommers. 

Anderson offered the following resolution and moved its adop- 

BE.1T RESOLVED. That we hereby approve the proposal agreement submitted by 
:he following banks for deposit! of public funds of Marshall County, and designate the 
ra_owrin„ banks as depositories j for the deposit of the funds of Marshall County, and 
approve the assignment of collateral as hereinafter set forth as securities _ for the de- 
posit of Marshall County funds: 
Midland National Bank & Trust Company of Minneapolis; 

State of Mont. Refunding Educ Bds.. 4 per cent due 7-1-3 7 

S c he nectady, N. Y. Gen. Manic Bds., 3 V- per cent due 3-1-37 

red Farm Mtge. Corp- 1 *~ perj cent, due 9-1-39 * 

U. S. Treasury Notes. !U per cent, due 3-15-39 __. 

Fed. Farm Mtge. Corp. 2-\ per cent, due 3-1-47-42 ..— . 

The American National Bank of St. Paul: 

Fed. Farm Mtge. Corp. 3 peri cent Cpn. Bds. 1940-49 due 5-15-49 _. 
State Bank of Strandquist: j 

Fed. Deposit Insurance Corporatinn. ; 5.000.00 

a per cent ditch bond of Co.! of Cottonwood. Minn, due 12-1-38 1.000.00 

Marshall County 4U per cent band, due fl-I-37 - \ 1,000.00 

; Marshall County 5 *; per cent bond, due 7-1-4! _ : 1.000.00 

'- JoWrsbail County 5 li per cent bond, due 7-1-42 , 1.000.00 



Northwestern National Bar-.k and Trust Company 
' To the -stent of their Federal Deposit Insurer 
and j approved. 

Argyle State Bank: 

To the extent of their Federal Deposit Insure) 
— ad ! approved. | 

Slate Bank of Warren: I 

Home Owners" Loan Corporation 2t* per cent bonds 

Consol Federal Farm Loan 3 li per cent bonds 

federal Farm Mortgage Corp. 3 per cent bonds 

f Minneapolis: 

: until other collateral 

ice until other collateral 

Federal Farm Mortgage Corpi 3 *i per cent bonds 

U. S_ Treasury bond 1948-51 j 23* per cent bond No. 
W. 5. Treasury- bond 1948-5 lj 2% per cent bond No. 
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 1 — — 



. 2.000.00 

. 2.500.00 



. 5,000.00 


?,e_p_s_ State B(*nk of Warren:: 

Home Owners" Loan Corporation bonds due < 7-1-1944 
U. a, Treas. bonds of 1945-47 issue 

of West Virginia bonds due 3-1-1938 
Federal^ Deposit Insurance Corp. J 


..." 10.000.00 



.„ 5.000.00 

aimers State Bank of Stephen: 
Marshall County, Minnesota/ 5 ^i'a 
Sfaarlotte Co. Va. 5s due 5-1-1942 

! 118.000.00 

Mar-hall -County State Bank of Holt: - 

U. 3. Treasury Bonds 3H per cent due 43-47 

Commissioner ^ O. J. Johnson seconded the motion and the same being put, was 


Reports of Board of Audit was presented to the Board as follows: 

To the Honorable Boa'rd of : County Commissioners, Marshall County. Minnesota. 
Gentlemen: — ! ■ 

The Board of Audit of Marshall County, respectfully report to your Honorable 
Body that they have examined the books, accounts and vouchers of the County Treas- 
urer, counted and ascertained the kind, description and amount of funds in the treasury 
at said : county, or belonging thereto, for the period from July 1st, 1936 to December 
3 1st, 1936 both days inclusive. : We find the Treasurer charged With the Tax .Levy for 
1955 as follows: ■ ; 

Tax Levy for 1935 __. : L . $ 551.979.28 

.Additions, to the Levy, 1 i . 1,207.03 

Total Debit" . 
test Collected 
ce* Abated ..... 

Total Credit 

Balance Uncollected Dec 
hereby certify that ■ 



31. 1936 


verified the correctness of the foregoing statement 
by checking the duplicate receipts with the tax books for the period above named. 
Levi G- Johnson. County Auditor 

J. I J- Pagnac Chairman Board County Commissioners. 
A.|C. Swandby, Clerk District Court. 

the Hon, 


ard of County Commissi 

Marshall County Minnesota. 

-signed Board of Audit of said Marshall County, met at the office of th< 

Coanty Treasurer of said County, on the 4th day of January A .D. 193 7. for the pur 
Dose of [examining and— auditing ;the accounts, books and vouchers of. Peter E- Kvikstad 
Treasurer of said County, and to count and ascertain the kind, description and amount 
tJ funds in the County Treasury and belonging thereto. We respectfully make the 
iosWing report thereon: 

] .Treasurer's Receipts ! from 

Balance i in the Treasury , 

From Tax Collections ; — ._ _ 

Mtg. Reg. Tax i 

-elections on Public Lands _: 

CoUectid— s on Private Redemptions 

Rehnb. T. Highway Bonds & Int. 

Fkaes and Licenses J -i 

□itch Assessments '. 

Cfcrk's and ■ SherifTs fees 

School Apportionment and State Aid 

r*a>»— ri r**s— E*« ac Bondsmen 1 

fr— ^T- 1 - | from Farms J. 

Road, and Bridge Aids. Gas Tax and : 

Inheritance Tax . j 

Game fie Fish License ftt Fine I 

Tax Penalties and Ditch Int. j 

. Teacher** . Pension 1 

I Years' Taxes 

ale of materials 

Ditch Bond Aid from State 
«-*-K bn Old Age Assistance 


Old Age Assistance from State' , 

. Refcaib. for Poor Relief J _- 

Poor Relief Allotment from State 

Miscellaneous Collection* _! 

Total Balance and |Receipts 

167,331 -33 



2,3 75.22 





71.590.46 j 

2.1 1 1.58 

345.72 ' 













DUb_rsen_snts from July 1st 1B38 to December 31. 1936. 

Revenue Fund I — 

Eaad Order* 

Expense j Fund — . i 

Warrants on Private Redemption Fund 

Road and Bridge Fund ...- - ; 

Poor Fund : 

CoHnctioris from Public Land* 

Bond fie I Int. Fund ; 

^»*i-<"g Fund . 

Teachers Insurance Fund 

htheritanoe Tax Fund 

Qttch Bond Fund 

County [Attorney's Contingent Fund 

Tahercu — >ais Sanatorium Fund 

C— i Age Assistance Fund 

State 1,™- Fund ~ — — 

Game fit| Fish - Fund . .,; ,.. 


P-lnn-— At Close of business 

Total Disbursements I and Balance 





. 15.600.38 


. 35,832.61 



4.5 13.88 









. 31.902.69 




Bank Deposit* ^ w fl Cash on Hand 
' Cash in Safe and Drawer. Cash Item*. Checks, Money Orders..* 4.269.85 

Deposited in State Bank of Warren 

People* State Bank of Warren ! 

Farmer* j State Bank of ■ Stephen 

Marshall County State- Bank of j Holt 

State Bank of Strandquist 1 

At*. National Bank of Saint Paul ; 

northwestern National Bank of i Saint Paul 
o: Trust Co.. Mpl*. 



. 20.600.00 



. 14.592.55 



Respectfully submitted this 5th day of January 1937. 

Levi C Johnson, County Auditor ] 

J. J. Pagnac Chairman Board County Commissioners 
A. C Swandby. Clerk District Court. I 

T* -the: County Board Marshall County, 'Minnesota: j 

Pursuant to law I present below, a statement showing the amount of taxes levied 
(err County purposes for the current year, the amounts collected and apportioned to 
date, and the balances uncollected, together with :the actual cash balance remaining to 
the credit of each County fund at the close of business on the 31st day of December. 
1?36. — ■— Levi G. Johnson, County Auditor. [ ' ' 

County : Rei 

Poor Fund 

Road and Bridge Fund 

Sonatoriuni Fund 

Bond fit Interest Fund 
Staking : Fund 

| Amount 

I Levied 

-$ 45.046.4 7 

— 40.001.74 

—i 40.001.74 

— I 5.994.33 

— i 47;301.76 

-i 9.021.16 

Amount i 


»3 1.164.01 







Road .and Bridge Fund 

Sanatorium Fund 

Bond* fit Interest Fond 
*«t tf>y . Fund 



98 7.20 



lee ting was adjourned , to the following 
day: j 

List of names of persons qualified. sc-~ 
lected from the qualified elector* of the 
several election' districts in Marshall Coun- 
ty by the County Board at their annual 
meeting held January 6th, 1936. to serve 
as Petit Jurors and Grand Juror* in the 

District Court of the Fourteenth Judicial 
District in and for said Marshall County 
according to law. were prepared and plae-" 
ed on file. - ' 

- Hearing on Old Age Assistance Appli- 
cations was made a* follows and com- 
mence as of January l*r, 1937: 

Name of Applicant 

. Chas. Sampson (modified) 
Harvey E. Mussey . (modified) 
Peter P. Maney (modified) 
Han* Larson 

Arne Syverson (modified) 
Chas. A. Jose (modified) 
Elizabeth Lomag (modified) 
Joseph Deleski 
Marit Syverson " 
Christine Hoff 
Venccnt Neidhart ' 
Mary Yutrzenka 
Peter C Rancour 
Martine Hammerback 
France Haack 
Albert Metheny 
Mathias Hielle 
Karoline Ala tie Johnson 





Oak Park .... 



Middle River 
Oak Park - 


Grand Plain 





Corns to ck 




-— 25.00 


, Denied 

„ 12.00 

. 9.25 

2 5 . J 


. 12.00 

— . __ 9.75 

— . 20.00 


, 15.60 


. 13.20 



., 14.70 

The following applications were 
mended to the Minnesota Tax Commission: 
For reduction of delinquent taxes; Oscar 
R. Knutson. as attorney for l— P. Carter. 
Mud Lake Project; two applications ! for 
C. H. Lindberg. Warren; Carl Nelson, as 
agent for Amanda Nelson. Grand Plai n ; 
and Andrew Thorkildson, as agent s for 
Anna Thorkildson. Sinnott. For House- 
holder's Exemption: B. E. Curtis*. White- 
ford. The following application* for , re- 
duction of delinquent taies were rejected: 
Ceo. W. Aver}'. Donnelly; H. C Haugen. 
Marsh Grove; Kaufman Jewelry Company, 
Warren; Glen Lindstrom, Lincoln; T. A. 
Veldey. as Assistant Treasurer of the Fed- 
eral Land Bank of St. PauL Alma; and J. 
E. Wooding, as I" rustee of the Royal Union 
Fund. West Valley. 

Meeting adjourned until January 7th, 
1937 at: nine A. M. 

Pursuant to notice bids were opened for 
County Printing and the following bids 
were received: Bid for publishing of Pro- 

Probate. $2,100.00; County Superintend- 
ent of Schools. $2,000.1)0. 

yearly salary of appointive officers and 
employed her e inafter named be fixed a* 
follows: Highway Engineer $2 000.00. and 
Ass'nt Highway Engineer $1,450.00. En- 
gineer's office help, 30 ^enta per bour: 
Outside help, 20 cent* per hour; Team* 
per hour, 20 cents; Instrument man $5.50 
per day; Ro dman . $3.00 per day; Patrol- 
man. 40 cents per hour; Smv plow ir.en. 
45 cents per hour. Aaris^rat Supt. of 
School* $1,200.00. Janitor $7d0.00. Sher- 
IfFa mileage when traveling with one pas- 
senger 7 cent*: and traveling with two 
or more pasenger* 10 cent* per mile. 

Commissioner Ole Bergman seconded 
the motion and the same being put, was 
duly carried. 

Commissioner O. J. Johnson offered the 
following resolution and moved its adop- 
tion: ; 

„.„ .„, n^.^^ u . , tu - BE IT RESOLVED, That we request and 

ceedings of County Board of Commission- ; or 6« t^e United States of America and thi 

cents per folio; legal notices 41 
cents per folio for first insertion; 20 cents 
Per folio for each additional, insertion 
Bid for publication of Deliquent tax ' list 
12 cents per description. Publication to 
be mads in Holt Weekly News and Mar- 
shall County Star. Bid for publication of 
Marshall County Financial Statement, one 
publication 45 cents per folio. Bid", for 
second publication of Financial Statement 
45 cents per folio to be made in Marshall 
County Star when it becomes legal Febru- 
ary 20. 193 7. By Verner Nelson. Publisher 
of Holt Weekly News and Marshall Coun- 
ty Star. 

For publishing the Financial Statement 
70 cents per folio; for publishing the de- 
linquent tax list 15 cents per each de- 
scription: for publishing the Proceedings 
of the County Board. 70 cents per folio; 
for all other publication* required by law. 
70 cents per folio for the first insertion 
and 40 cent* per folio for each subse- 
quent insertion; for all tabulated matter, 
25 cents per folio additional for- the first 
insertion. By Mattson Brother*. Publisher* 
of Warren Sheaf. 

Bid for second Publication of the Finan- 
cial Statement 75 cent* per folio, by N. L 
Johnson. Publisher of the Newfolden Clarl- 

printing bid* i 


Action < 
until later- 
Reports of salaries and fees of the fol- 
lowing officers were examined and approv- 
ed by the Board, to-wit: A. . W. Sommcrs, 
Ole Bergman. J. J. Pagnac, Arthur An- 
derson, jand O. J. Johnson a* Commission- 
ers: Levi G. Johnson, a* County Auditor; 
Peter E. Kvikstad as Treasurer; Louis M. 
Olson as Register of Deeds; O. C Toftner 
as Sheriff; A. A. Trost as Attorney; A. C 
Swandby as Clerk of Court; Bernard B. 
Brett as Probate Judge: Nela M. Engen 
as Superintendent of School*; and Dr. H. 
M. Blegen as Coroner. 

Commissioner Arthur Anderson offered 
the following resolution and moved: ItJ 
adoption: , 

Be it Resolved that the Summary State- 
ments. Filing numbers No. 285, 286, a. 
287, for the expenditures of the County 
Highway Department be hereby approved, 
and the Superintendent ' of Highways is 
hereby authorized to issue Time Checks in 
payment thereof in the following amounts: 
CAR Maintenance $348.60, CAR ~ 
struction $1,166.23. and SAR Maintenance 
$250.28. . ' 
^ Commissioner J. J. Pagnac seconded 
the motion and the same being put. was 
duly carried. 

Commissioner O. J. Johnson offered the 
following resolution and moved its adop- 
tion: ^ 

BE IT RESOLVED. That we accept the 
offer of Fifty and no-100 ($50.00) Doll- 
ars made by Albert M. Loyd in full 
promise \ settlement of his liability - upon 
a judgement entered against him and oth- 
ers as a bondsmen for funds deposited ii 
the Citizens State Bank of Grygla. Mmne- 
sota, which judgement was docketed 
June 20; 1933. 

Commissioner J. J. Pagnac seconded 
the motion and the same feeing put, -was 
duly carried.. 

Commissioner J. J. Pagnac offered i the 
following resolution and moved its adop- 
tion: ; 

WHEREAS. Marshall County ha* been 
levying all tax payers can bear for ! Old 
Age Assistance and Poor Relief, and! the 
Poor Funds of the county is now ovei 
. drawn to the extent of more than $22, 
000.00. and, 

WHEREAS, It is apparent that Marshall 
County canno t continue to pay their one- 
sixth of the Old Age Assistance, and 

WHEREAS. More than twenty-five per- 
cent of the lands in said county are now 
tax delinquent or have reverted to the 

BE fT RESOLVED. By the Board I of 
Countv Commissioners of Marshall Coun- 
ty that we urge the Legislature to 
an act authorizing the State of Minnesota 
to assume and pay the one-sixth of, the 
Old Age Assistance which the county 
now compelled to pay. in all counties 
wherein.! at least twenty- five per cent of 
the land* are tax delinquent or have re- 
verted to the State. 

copy of \ this resolution be mailed to Gov- 
ernor Elmer A. Benson. Senator Richard 
Rice. Representative Emit Morberg and 
Kenneth. C Haycraft, Director of Old Age 

Cornrnissiooer Ole Bergman offered ■ the 
following resolution and moved it* adop- 
tion: . 

BE IT RESOLVED, That the following 
county officer* furnish bond In the amount 
herein *et forth after their name: 

Judge ! of Probate Court Bernard '. 
Brett in) the sum of $1,000.00; Clerk of 
p *°^»*5, <5»«* £**"& C- Brett in the sum 
of $1,000.00 

Commissioner Arthur Anderson second- 
ed the motion and the same being pnt, 
was duly carried. 

Commissioner Arthur Anderson offered 
the following resolution and moved it* 

BE IT RESOLVED. Thar, The Bond of 
Bernard B. Brett a* Judge of Probate 
?T * j Su^rcrJe* therein be hereby approv- 
ed. And That, The Bond of Edith C. Brett 
a* Clerk, of Probate Court and the Sure- 
tie* therein be approved. 

Commissioner J. J. Pagnac seconded the 
carried. ' MLmB k**" 8 pUt * m> dttIy 

Conrndssioner J. J. Pagnac offered the 
following; resolution and moved it* adop- 

BEIT | RESOLVED. That the sum of 
One Thousand Dollars. ($1,000.00) be ap- 
propriated out of the General Revenue 
Fund- to ! the Auditor** Incidental Expense 
rund; And, ■ , 

rtT^nnrm? t^ 1 ° f ° a ^ Thousand Dollar* 
($1.00000) be appropriated out of [the 
trfneral Revenue Fund to the Countv I At- 
torney's Contingent Fund. ! 
Commissioner Ole Bergman seconded 

duly "carrledj""* ^ ""^ bei ° B ««*' ~ 
( 'pw^lf^ner J- J- Pagnac offered i the 
fonowingj resolution and moved its adop- 

BE rri RESOLVED, Thar, the Auction- 
eers License Fee be fixed in the amount or 

Anderson second- 
same being pur. 


Commissioner Arthur 
ed the motion and thi 
was duly, carried, 

tJI, ZZZ^'* 01 **? P" J " Jf 1 " 1 *" 1 offered the 
to-lowrngj resolution and moveo. it* adop- 

BE rriRESOLYED. That the yearly «al- 
arv of officer* where the power to ^et 
«uarfe* rest* with the Countv Board, ba 
feed for. the term for which they have 

*?f M 'i!5 to i ■• f °n°w«: Cc^ty^Attorney 
$2,100.00: Sheriff, $1400.00; Ind^T^S 

State of Minnesota in establishing the 
new road through the Mud Lake project in 
Marshall County. Minnesota. that the 
same be established on the shortest route 
passible running from the bridge on the 
south section line of Section 29, Township 
156 North, of Range 42 West, to the grav- 
el Toad at the Northwest co r n er of Section 
31, Township 156, North, of Range 40 
West, and connect up these two points so 
as to provide a direct route from Grygla 
and the eastern end of Marshall County to 
the county seat without having to go into 
Pennington County in order to reach the 
County Seat. 

. Commissioner Arthur Anderson seconded 
the motion and the . same being put, was 
duly {carried. , 

Commissioner Ole Bergman offered the 
the following resolution and moved Its 
adoption: r~- 

BE IT RESOLVED. That the bid of Ver- 
ner Nelson, Publisher of the Holt Weekly 
New*, being the lowest bidder for this 
phase of the County Printing, a* follows: 

For Publishing the Financial Statement 
45 cents per folio; 

For Publishing the County Board Pro- 
ceedings 41 cent* per folio; 

Far publication of Delinquent Tax Li*t 
12 cents per each description: 

For all other publication* required by 
law 41 cent* per folio for the first Inser- 
tion and 20 cent* per folio for each sub- 
sequent insertion. 

Bel and the same is hereby accepted, 
and kald paper is designated a* the offic- 
ial paper. 

Be| it further resolved. That, the bond 
of Verner Nelson, publisher of the Holt 
Weekly News, be and the same . I* hereby 
fixed i in the sum of $3,000.00. 

- Copunissioner Ole Bergman seconded 
the motion and the same being put^ wa* 
dulv [ carried. 

Commissioner lie Bergman offered the 
following resolution and moved it* adop- 
tion: I 

Be } It resolved. That, the bid of Verner 
Nelson. Publisher of the Marshall County 
Star, ( being the lowest bid received for the 
second publication of the Financial State- 
ment! (Under provision of Chap. 410, laws 
of 1933) of 45- cents per folio, be axid the 
same] I* hereby accepted.. ' * 

Commissioner Arthur Anderson second- 
ed the. motion and the same being put, 
was [duly carried. 

The following claim* were audited and 
allowed in amounts as follows: 
Davel Bradley, Caring for insane — $ 2.00 
A. W. Sommers, Mileage 

nnd expense . 1 7.20 


* 1 : ; * 

Mrs. •Melvin Battem and Mrs. 
Hjalmar Peterson and sons' Glenn 
and Arthur visited at th* Harry 
;Eugen home Thursday afternoon. 

Mr. and Mrs. Austin Lindnolm 
made a .trip to Crookston, Satur- 

ME-lvin Larson visited at the 
home ot his grandmother, Mrs. 
Gust Peterson, Saturday night and 
Sunday. . 

Mrs. Nels Engebretson made a 
trip to Thief River Palls Thursday. 

Circle No, 6 was entertained at 
the Hjalmar Petersen home "Wed- 
inesday evening. 

A small crowd attended the Lu- 
; the* League Sunday eveuing. The 
hostesses were Mrs. T. C L. Han- 
son, 'Mrs. Iver. Larson and Mrs. Art 

Victor Johnson, whn has been 
here for. some time, left for his 
work in Crookston. 

Mrs. ' Gust Peterson and Doris 
and Melvin Larson were dinner 
guests at the Walter Wegge home 
on Sunday. 

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wegge vis- 
ited at the Johnny Ness home Fri- 
dav evening. 

Eileen and Marian Larson spent 
Friday night at the L M. Larson 

The following were entertained 
at the John Hoffman horns on Sun- 
day: Florence and Alice Bottem, 
Adeline and Marilyn Wegge, and 
Mr.. and Mrs. D. C. Myers and sons 
Bernard and Donald. 

Miss Juna OrtKff of Red Lake 
Falls returned Sunday to resume 
her teaching duties in this vicin- 

Pete Hanson and Eleanor Andeen 
of Warren visited at the Hans Han- 
son home Sunday evening. 

Dorothy and Lois Hanson sp€nt 
the ' week end at the Leo Hori&n 

The Holt 4-H Club held a meet- 
ing in the schoolhouse Friday ev- 
ening. ~"~ 

Mrs. Leo Horien visited at the 
Chas Hagglund home Sunday. 

Mrs. Clarence Larson and son 
Allen visited at the Hans Hanson 
home Sunday afternoon. 

Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Sanoden 
visited at the Paul Olson home on 
Sunday evening. 

Iris Larson Bpent last week vis- 
iting with her sister, Eleanor, wno 
is teacher at the- Busy Bee Hive 

Mrs. Iver Larson and Mrs..Clar- 
ence Larson visited at the Ed 01- 
son home Monday afternoon. 

Thursday afternoon. A few mem- 
bers "were absent due to the colii 
weather which prevailed that day. 

Mr. and Mrs. Martin Mosbeck arid 
Sam Mosbeck were Saturday call- 
ers at A. P. Hegstrom's 

Ruben Rux, Harold and Johi ■ 
nie Lindbloom and Robert and E .- 
roy Ortloff were Sunday visitors at 
thp David- Rux home. 

Mr and Mrs. George Swanson 
and Margarett were Tuesday ,dii- 
ner guests at the John Magnus>n 
home in Thief River Falls, 




Alex Janoski of Middle Rivdr 
has his logging camp about finish- 
ed. He put up a larger building: 
as he expects to. have a larger 
crew of. men. He expects to stait 
work within the next few weeks. 
His camp i K located on the Randeen 
ridge. j 

Bill Smith, who has been visit- 
ing at the Barnstt home since be- 
fore Christmas left for his home 
in California last week. 

The Silver ridge school, which, 
has been closed tzr Christmas va- 
cation, reopened on. Monday, the 

Mr. Mogas, the mail man has tak- 
en his snowmobile the last fe t 
trips as the snw is too deep ft r 
his car. 

Several wolves have been trap- 
ped in the vicinity this season 
Farnum Murphy got one, Pearl 
Bush one, and Totio Alstrom g. 

Bettie Carlson, who has been 
spending her Christmas vacation 
at her home at Stephen, returned 
to resum e her teaching in the Sil- 
ver Ridge school. 

The Elm Park school reopened 
after its ' Christmas; vacation Jan- 
loth. MiBS Geda Reisbsrg of Midd 
River is teacher. 



Bergman, Mileage 

and expense 

j. J.I Pagnac. Mileage 

expense :_ 

O. j-t Johnson, Mileage 
and expense 

O. Cj Toftner. Mileage 
and expense 

Marshall Kays. Mileage 

and expense . 

Zelma E. Peterson. Mileage 

Levi |C Johnson, Board of Audit 
A. CI Swandby, Board of Audit 
The Green Tavern. 

Meals for Jurors 

Hennepin County, 

Conveying insane 





B 7.00 

Melvin Olson Carrying 
election returns 

'National Atlas Elevator 
Company, Coal 


Warren Telephone Co. 

! Rent and Toll , 

Water Sc Light Department, 
Water and current 

Northwestern Sanitary Supply 
' Company, Supplies , 

K. JJ Taralseth Co. Sup. 

Fritz r Cross Co., Supp. 

Hamilton's Office Supply, 

i ' Typewriter rent , , 

Japs -Olson Co. S u pp. 

E. P. GetcheU, School Bulletins.. - 
McCIaln Company, Sopp. ■ 

Miller- Davis Company. Record 

Book and* Blank* : __. 

Poacher Printing Co. Blanka—. 
Warren Sheaf, .Tax receipt books 

and supplies 


Warren Sheaf, Publishing 
O. C\ Toftner. 

Boarding prisoners- 

Peoples State Bank of Warren, 

; Premium on Assistant 

■ Treasurer** Bond __________ 

State | Bank of Warren, Premium 
. tin Clerk of Probate Coart Bond 
T. C 1 Evensen. Service in connec- 

: Oon with Bond sale : 

Roseau County, Maintenance 

of : County Line Road _,■ 

H. TJ Swanson, Mileage 

and expenae .———___________. 

E. EJ Swenson, Postmaster, 
stamp* & envelopes 


Robertson Lumber Co- 
Stephen,. Lumber 

Aral— — ga a rd Machine Co. repairs 
Anderson & Melin, repair work.. 

Dan Bergeron, Kerosene 

Gi_e»| Service Oil Co.. Gas. 

Harvey Dured. Supplies 

Sidney Fladela n d. Supplies 

Home: Oil Co- Diesel fuel 

Kroke's Hardware Store, Supp._ 

F. Cj Larson. & Co. Supp..___ 

SL V.| Lodoen, Repair work 

Minneapolis Iron Store Co. Supp. 

Nelson Motor Co., Gasoline 

Paper Calmenson Co., Steel 

G. W. Smith. Coal & draying _ 
Socony Vacuum Oil Co. Inc- 

; Lubricant* __. 

Standard Oil Co., Gasoline ____ 
Stephen Grain Co.. Coal . 

Stmda hi & Peterson, repairs . 
Warren Machine Co_i repair 
rwork and rent 

Peter ' Anderson, Brushing ,, ,, . 

Clarence Pearson, Brushing 

Margaret Manchester, Off. work- 
Paul T. Steen, Mileage 

Oscar, Pearson. Salary _: Mileage 

F. C t Wrtte-stein. Salary 

6: | Mileage 

G. Holmq-ist, Salary & Mileage 
Marshall County Co-op. Oil Co., 











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Warren. "Auto Service, 
rep— lr work 

Drs. Blegen & Hohnstrom. 

The annual meeting of the Black 
River church, was held at the 
church Tuesday afternoon. The 
following officers were elected: 
deacons for 3 years, Harry John- 
son and Glenn Landquist; trustees 
for 3 years, Charley Xaplin and C. 
Person; auditing committee. Daw- 
ell Hawkinson, Edward Johnson, 
and Alfr€d Hallstrom; Sunday 
school superintendent, . Mrs Mart- 
in Mosbeck; Sunday school treas- 
urer, Carl Mosbeck; organist, Mrs. 
Carl Mosbeck and Elna Scholin, as- 
sistant organist. 

Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Erickson and 
children and Allen Swansrn spent 
Tuesday evening at the John O, 
Swanson h<5me. j 

Mrs. Thelen of Frazee, Minn., ar- 
rived here Thursday to see the new 
arrival at the home of her son and 
daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. 
Henry TheHn. 

Carl Lindbloom and ' Clarence 
Swanson visited at O K, Sevre's 
on Sunday. 

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Mosbeck were 
"Wednesday dinner guests at the 
Richard Mosbeck home- at Thief 
River Falls. 

Miss Irene Schnieder, who is em- 
ployed at August Scholin's, spent 
the week end at the John O. Swan- 
son home. 

Arnold and Eldor Johnson were- 
Sunday supper guests at the O. K. 
Sevre home. 

Mr. and. Mrs. N P. Schalz and 
family were dinner guests at the 
bome of Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Erick- 
son Sunday evening. 

Mr. and Mrs. John 0. Swanson, 
Dorothy j and "Wilbert, and Miss 
Irene Schnieder visited at George 
Swanson's Sunday afternoon. 

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Mosbeck and 
Mrs Olaf Mosbeck visited at the 
Oscar Mosbeck home Sunday. ' 

Miss i Irene Schnieder, Leroy 
Scholin ; and Lowell Hawkinson 
were Tuesday evening visitors at 
the Lorentz Hegstad home. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ehnil Larson, spent 
Monday afternoon at the George 
Swanson home. 

Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Erickson and 
children ! called at the N. P. Schalz 
home Monday evening. 

Carl Lindbloom. wa« a Wednes- 
day afternoon caller at Johnson 
Bros. 'j 

The Ladies Aid Circle met at the 
home of : Mrs. George Swanson on 

A baby boy was born to Mr. and 
Mrs. Morris Halvorson Wednesday, 
Jan 13th. 

Casper Shevifland spent a few 
days at Fargo attending t"o busi- 
ness matters. 

Mr. and Mrs. David Drotts 
tertained at dinner Sunday. 

Earlene Elseth. spent Saturday 
evening and Sunday at her home 
at Newfolden. 

Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Dahlstrom >f 
Oslo visited at the Ray Hansen 
home Sunday. 

Mr. and Mrs O. M. Tangquist 
and family were entertained at 
■Mrs. Chas. Anderson's home Sun- 

Gerald Peterson, Wilfred Tickar- 
yous, and the Misses Viola and Lil- 
lian Larson 'motored to Newfolden 
Sunday afternoon for Clarice Lar- 
saTL. "who -wllT^ spend a couple of 
weeks here at her home. Lillian 
will take her place at the Ander- 
son Cafe. j 

Rev .J. Bowman called at the 
Rev. George Peterson home at 
Thief River Falls Saturday after- 

- Alvin Hellquist of Rosewood was 
a caller on friends here Sunday ev-' 

Ardith. Jan sen returned home 
last week after spending some 
time with her sister, Mrs Earl 
Johnson at Thief River Falls. j < 

Hilma Bergman, Nursing „ 
Lutheran Ho spitaL Bemidji, 

St. Lukes Hospital. . 

Hospital care 

Warren Hospital, 

Hospital care — ~ , 4 

Quistgaard** Drug Store, 

■ Medicine . . 

N. B. Ellingson. Burial 

Marshall County Casket Ass'n. 

. Burials j : — . __— 

John Engstrom, Digging grave. 
Martinu* Johnson. Digging grave 
Farmers Co-op. Elevator Co.. 

Coal _J _____ 

C F. Johnson. Coal „ 

L— ndstrom Bros. Wood 

George Offerdahl. Wood : 

Synneva S trunk. Sewing 

Machine; rent 




Swenson- \ Variety Store, Supp. 5.05 

The following bills were reject- 
ed: Drs. Blegen & Uolmstrom for 
services Tendered A, O. Myrfield; 
T>r M. Brownstone for services 
rendered.! Mr. and Mrs. Charley Du- 
fault; and Hermah Rood for trans- 
portine: Mrs. Chas. Dufault. 
; Motion; wai. made to adjourn 
meeting until February 2nd, 1937 
at 10 o'clock A. M. Motion w_-s car- 


County Auditor. 
A, W. So-amers. Chairman 
Board of "* 

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for oxer 50 years. Soothing. Not 
harmful. You owe it to yourself 
and your family to keep a bottle 
handy at all times Not to be 
found in drug stores, but only 
from authorized local agents. 

Delivered Free of Duty in Canada. 

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East Siders Play- 
Prowlers I Here Friday 

( Continued 'from page 1 ) : 

36. Although the local boys stag- 
ed somewhat of | a final scoring 

-sprint in the last few minutes iof 
ihf. game, the time was too short 
f'j-r them to even the count. The- 
same ended 32 to 26. 

Helquist and Lorentson tied for 

-high point honors on the local 
team, each having eleven .points: to 
his credit, while! Olson for Beriiid- 
.ii was high for both squads, scor- 
es eight field goals and three free 
throws for a total of nineteen 

1 The box score '^f the Bemidji 
Prowlers . 
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Cass Lake Game -< 
In a return engagement on the 
Cass Lake floor j last Saturday, the 
Prowlers came out second x oest; t? 
the Indian cagers as the Lakers 
staged an - acute reversal of form 
in the final quarter to whip the 
Leemen 26 to 22*. 

At one stagp of the game the lo- 
cals held a 19] to 11 lead hut it 
quickly melted away before the 
Ticious onslaughts of Wright, ; D. 
Gpmache and Letendre. The Lie*- 
. men were too fatigued in the stren- 
uous tussle the | evening before! to 
hold their rangy; foe* at bay for the 
termination of the contest. The 
Prowlers' eyes icvere dimmed inso- 
far as shooting: went, with the ex- 
ception of Helquist, who gained the 
respect of the Indians earlier this 
season and continued to romp off 
with the Prowlers scoring honors, 
with twelve points to his credit. 
'Leonard scored j twenty points in 
the previous gam? with these riv- 
als to give him; thp high total of 
thirty-two points in two games 
with Cass Lake.j 

The Prowler^! led 8 to 6 at the 
<nd of the, first quarter, 13 t> 6 at 
tin* half and litlto 11 at the thirl 
quarter. Th=- Indians dropped in 
sl^ots from all ancles of the floor. 
an'- 1 before the Prowlers hid tim?- 
to reeain their jbearincs the Cnss 
T-*ike beys had [snatched th« If-id 
hy scoring fifteen Doints t> ihe vis- 
it-rs three in this scoring spr^e. 
Tlie Indians simply could not he 

Thieves Show Power 

In Sunday's Game 

( Continued bom page 1 ) ! 

then the team cc-nsideralbly. They 
were added to the squad »because'of 
thf. illness of -Mike Foy and Nick 
Na-poli. L. Linden, from Winnipeg 
and E. Ef finger j of Thief Kiver 
Falls ww»' referees. ! 

The Thieves ^line-up included A. 
Tremontine, goal; DetPaul, Foy, 
and LaDeaux, j defense; Taylor, 
Sfcanhridge, and ;Ruhe. Julien, for- 
wards; Parfcst, Snooks Julien, Ber- 
Hng. Williams and Gulrud wer? 
spares. On the Hjallock team were 
Carlson,, goal; Kearns. Anderson, 
and Deagle, 1 defense; Sprout, Has- 
san, and Dagle,.;- forwards; with 
Foy. Kane, Dionrie, and Whitey as 

Mike Foy, who was kept out of 
the Thieve^ line-up by an attack 
of flu when they played the Roseau 
Cloverleafs saw action for a tint* 
in Sunday's. game. It might be- in- 
tei-esting to note that there «re 
f-c-ur Foys playing In the States- 
Demion hockey league, 'but they 
ar.=-. not related, j 

The Thieves -play at Hallock on 
Friday thi* week' and at Roseau on 
Sunday afternoon. They will' play 
their first evening - -e here with. 
Hallock, Wednesday, Jan. 27. This 
will b?- the Anal !appearance of the 
Hallor^k team here this season. 

If local fans wiant to see another 
exciting battle they are certain to 
see one when these : two teams 
mix here next Wednesday evening. 

Doings of Legis- < 
j ' j lature In St. Paul 

halted in the final quarter. 

The tallying for the winning five 
was quite evenly distributed, but 
Letendre, the -giant ; Cass Lake 
sparkplug, held honors for his 
team with nine points.: Wright and 
D. Gomache supported! him well 
with six ipojnts -each, j 

Last Tuesday p-veriimr the Prowl- 
er "B" quintet Bubdued the fighting 
Pumle and Gold: warriors of Alva- 
rado by a 24 to 16 count on the Al- 
varado court. Earl Nicholson, the 
reserves .sophomore center, led his 
team to its fourth win without a 
defeat by accounting i for twelve 
Tininhs. Robert ; Quale played an 
inM>ired game |at guard Desides 
tnllving two field goals and a like 
n.nnibgr of gift tosses. 

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Dunn was conservative jfloor lead- 
ed in the last session, and at that 
tim c gave scant consideration to 
the desires of the minority liberal 
group. He complained that the 
conservatives have been, given only 
two unimportant connmittee; chair- 
manships, and has small represen- 
tation on the major committees. 
When majority floor leader, Carl 
Eastvold, asked him if he had Any 
complaints to- make on his commit- 
tee -assignment, Mr. Dunn admitted 
that he did not, but stated that oth- 
er members of the -conservative 
group had not fared so well. Rep- 
resentative Costello (C) promptly. 
spoke up and stated „that ho had 
attempted to get some changes in 
his assignments, but that h^ had 
been unsuccessful. ' He intimated 
that the Speaker is Speaker in 
nam& only. The asperatiori drew L 
a, prompt rebuke from Speaker" 
Harold Barker, who warned him 
that memibers will refrain 1 from 
personalities or they will ibe dis- 

The desire of the House major- 
ity to treat the .minority with fair- 
ness is well, exemplified In the Tor.; 
kelson-Bvenson election contest; 
heard by the oommitijee on elec- 
tions Wednesday evening. 

Two years ago, the 'conservatives' 
arbitrarily seated Waldal, in the 
Day-Waldal contest, in spite of the 
fact that testimony clearly proved 
that the Clearwater County ■ Can- 
vassing Board had sent in an er- 
roneous election report, giving 
Waldal a majority. In the contest 
which followed, thr> district court 
held that Day had been elected, but 
the House, dominated oy the con- 
servatives, rode roughshod over tn R 
lectorate, the district court and 
the facts to seat the conservative 
Waldal. It is Interesting to note 
that the people of the 65th district 
corrected the error emphatically at 
the next opportunity — Day was el- 
ected o^er Waldal with a plurality 
of nearly 12 hundred at the last 
: In the case of the Torkelson-Ev- 
enson contest, the veteran Farmer- 
Iiafcor j solon, Thr&rkel Thorkelson 
of Reriville County was returned 
the winner by the County Canvass- 
ing Board by a majority of one. 

On rollcall, the committee voted 
to seat Thorkelson, without a dls- 
•senting vote. One committeeman 
did not vote. Legal counsel for 
bc^th sides were given ampleoppor- 
tiinity to present their case. No 
attempt was made to bar relevant 
testimony. On Saturday, the re- 1 
port of the committee was adopted 
by the House by unanimous jvote. 

H m 

arm & Implement News { 


Even tliough the cold and snow, now is the time we can give 
you better used car bargains. and now is a good time to buy Cor 
-pring. I , . 

W'i arf- 1 buying heavy for spring in all our lines and we need 
room, which is one good reason for giving better car bargains 
right now than later on. ! ■ . , %i 

There is a general tren<i oE advancing priceslin all lines and. : 
rr.any advances have already been made, which must and without 
;i douib*. effect automobile prices as well as other merchandise. 
When price's n n new cars iidvance, used car prices will follow. 

W e have an exceptional fine stock of 16 used.autcmoibiles in 
" our stock now. Including many lat e models ^yith a; few good 
valuta in older models, ranging in price from $50.00 and up. 

Wo haye NINE PLYMOUTH automobiles in; oar used stock 
nnd-every one of them exceptional values. | ' 

used truck 


Never n the histcry of our bu sines s have we. offered greatej- 

values than in the FIFTEEN used trucks we now 


• ; : ; * 

Frank La Coursiere and Samual 
Mo=beck transacted business in 
Thief River Falls Monday, j 

, Louis Hance was a business call 
er in Shirley Tuesday afternoon. 

: James Hance was a Red , Lake 
Falls "visitor Sunday evening. 

'■. Wayne Ki-opp called at the How- 
ard Jensoh home Wedn&sday after- 
noon. | 

: Mr. and 'Mrs. Hirvey St: Ives 
were business callers in Red Lake 
Falls Monday. < 

Walter Peppin called at the Geo. 
Pepoin home.Wednesday afternoon. 

; Rev. Victor Cardin and Emery St. 
Mitchel motored to Crookstqn Sat- 
urday where Mr. St Mitchel visit- 
ed with his wife and children, who 
are staying at the Edward [Peter- 
son home. j 

; Mr. and 'Mrs. E. F. Kiland of Red 
Lak?- Falls <were visitors at the 
Math Jenson home on Sunday. 

;Mr. and Mrs. Mose "Mireault and 
children Francis and Dorothy "and 
Mis« Myrtle Cassovant were vis- 
iters at the Del-ore Delude home oii 

Oeorge Hanson, who livens near 
Crookston, was a busipfess caller 
at the Loyd Kropp home on Tues- 
day afternoon. 


have in our stock. 

It mayj seeni early for some of you to figure on' a truck in- 
vestment because you may not have any use for a truck until 
spring, but you can imagine with our stock of SIXTEEN used 
automobiles and FIFTEEN used trucks, this takes up a, lot of 
room and vfe do need room for new care, trucks, and machinery, 
^o our bargains are n n right now. When, spring comes there is 
i'oing to be a big demand and our costs of carry, etc.. nfust be 
a-Tded, so again we urge, right now is the time to make your 
used truck] investment and we have it. j 

In oui] stock we have some late models, and outstanding _ 

bargains III thoroughly reconditioned International trucks. In g 

long. .wheel! base or short, duals and single rear wheel equipped, g 

Some repainted and look and are just like new. ; H 


W e also have a long list of our used farm machinery and | 

tractors, threshers, etc. Too long to list here, out any one || 

interested and cannot come in to see us on these bargains, we § 

snail b e glad to mail a list. . M 


Owing to the great unrest in so many factories with latx>r || 

strikes and conditions, general unrest and what not, i it Is quite J 

inviting that there i s going to be an upward price trend in ■ 

automobiles, trucks, tractors and all farm machinery. Further, = 

'here is without a doubt goiner to be a shortage. .We are making H 

every effort to place our orders and shipping in for: spring re- ■ 

quirements 1 , but e v en now are unahle to get orders filled, so with s 

the expectation of heavy requirements, especially in new farni = 

equipment | for spring, we urg e that all our good custwmers J 

realize this advice is given in goo^ faith and we urge your, co- g 

operation and buy now. Save money by doing -so and be sure a 

you get delivery when you want it. ■ m 

L 1— " : lJ : ■ 

C. Gjistafson & Soli, Inc. j 

Farm Equipment Headquarters i 
Implements & Automobiles | 



i Mrs H .Klockman and Mrs. L. 
Du Champ visited at the Elmer Zaj- 
char -home Tuesdav. • 
; Ludvig Haggy visited with his 
brother John Haggy at Thief River 
Falls Tuesday. 

I Katie Fisher and -brother Edward 
and Lucy "Holland motored to Gatz- 
kc Saturday evening. The latter 
remained there to resume her 
teaching duties. 

: John and Edward Ristau were 
■business callers in Thief i River 
Falls -Monday. 

Friends of Miss Gladys Nelson, 
will he Interested to hear that she 
is recovering nicely after her re- 
cent appendicitis operation; 
I Misfi Grace Wing, w&o has en- 
joyed a three *weeks' vacation at. 
her parental home, returned- to 
[Alexandria last week where she is 
■teaching school. ■ i 

: -Bill Wayne and son. Billy, Mrs. 
Charles Svensgaard, Albert' Ness, 
and Joe HJorlsh wexe business 
:caH.ers:in Thief River Falls Sat- 
urday. * 

M r .and Mrs. Obid Sabo, i'Dennis 
land Gustav Ristau of Goodridge 
■ visited at the Rev. SafcoJiome^Sat- 
I urday and also transacted business 
lir. Thief "River Fails. ■ ^ i . 

Mr. and Mrs. Iver Solheim were 
• visitors at the Arne Solhelip. home 
■in Kratka Thursday, having been 
i called there oy the deatb'Of their. 
Infant grandson, Arne Junior. - ! 

Johnny Ristau returned to Thief 
; River Falls Wednesday after «pend- 
i ing a few days with his forotherrEd. 
! Albert Ness is employed! at the 
: Bill Wayne farm. * 

Bob Oski was a business caller 
. in Thief River FallsTuesday. 

Miss.'EsteUer- Phillip of Thief 
: River Falls-is :visiting indefinitelx 
at the home-other; parentsj Mr. and 
Mrs John Phillip. j i 

I. Rev.' E. : 0. Safbb visited, at the 
:,Lewis Hamre home in Thief River 
iFalls Saturday; . : -;:; "■■;'.'■ ~\ 



EJditorsi.from all parts of the 
state will desert their desks this 
week end to attend the 71st annual 
convention of the Minnesota Edit- 
orial Association in fit. Paul 

Headlining the program will be 
R. C. Stitser, puhlisher of th© Win- 
nemucca (Nevada) Humboldt Star 
and director of the National Edit- 
orial Association. Other speakers 
include Dr. C. A. Prosser, director 
of Dumvoody Institute; A. R, 
Thompson, assistant chief of the 
Internal Revenue service; Tom Gib 
bbns, former light heavyweight 
champion; .R - E. Pendergast jind 
Q. J. Dayia, Twin City advertising 
agency men; and prominent state 
legislators and editors of Minneso- 

Verne E. Joslin, publisher of the 
Heron Lake News, will preside as 
president,' with Lou Benshoof of 
the Detroit Lakes Riecord slated to 
move up from his p-ositlon as first 
vice pr&sideht to the leadership of 
the organisation in 1937 ; Other of- 
ficers ar^-Fremont Schmidt; second 
vice - president; Earl E. Howard, 
third vice president; W. F. Duffy. 
treasurer; Andrew Bromstad, Gun- 
nar Bjornson, and M. E. -Isherwood, 
executive! committeemen; A R, 
Lemke, retiring president, and Al- 
len E. McGowan, manager. 

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• ' : • 

Aumund Gunlelkson, who lias 
made his home with the Thorval 
Krossen family near , Trail the 
past four! years, is at present stay- 
ing at the L. B. -Johnson home. 

Henry Tiedeman, who has been 
a patient the last six weeks in a 
Thief River Falls hospital, is re- 
ported to be on the road to recav- 
ery. - 

Mr, and Mrs. Gerald Shulestad 
were honor guests Wednesday, Dec. 
30, .at a kitchen shower given at 
the Shulestad home toy their 
friends and relatives. The newly 
wedded couple were the recipient 
of many "beautiful and useful gifts. 
The self-invited guests served the 
lunch. The families present were 
John Miller, Maurice Miller, L. B. 
Johnson, G. Manderud, Eno Olson, 
K. Danleison. Ole Trontvet, H. A. 
Dahlen, F. Kotraba, John Edelbeis, 
Ottea Ekwall, Celaine and Orissa 
Prestegaard, . Ward. Votava and 

Bruce Sidney, six months old son 
of Mr. arid Mrs. Lewis Smith pass- 
ed away' at h?s heme Wednesday, 
Jan. 13. ! Funeral services were 
conducted in the school house in' 
Dist. 5 Sunday afternoon by Rev. 
J. O. Hoyum. Interment was made 
in the Star township cemetery, or 
known a^ the Mykland cemetery. 
The child leaves his parents, four 
brothers, and two sisters to mourn 
bir, passing. 

\ HAZEL 1 

* ; * 

Evelyn and, Cyrus Petersen were 
Saturday, evening visitors at. P. 
Qmundson's. , 

, air. Soland ot Thief River Falls 
was a Tuesday caller at A. P. An- 

: Bill Gilberts-ch visited at the G. 
Erickson and A. Larson homes on 
Friday. * 

I Fr:da Hanson of St. Hilaire was 
a Sunday visitor at Frank John-* 

' Wood row Wilson left on Satur- 
day for Fra?ee where he will ne 

j Mrs. Bill Gilbertson spent Sun- 
day at the Gust ErTCKstm home. 
! Mr. and Mrs. Oscar jHauge were 
Sunday guEstg at the qtto Johnson 
home. ■ \ 

; Mrs. John .Fellman was.a Sunday 
visitor at A, P. Andersons. 
; Mr. and Mrs. F. JolmSon spent 
Tuesday at the Woolson home in 

i.Mr. and Mrs. K. T. Dalager and 
family spent; Sunday at the Frank 
Bothman home. 

' Viulet and Ray Solmonson, Ruth 
Omundson and Stella Amundson 
motoried to Crookston where they 
visited at the F. Rhinesmidt home 
and where Stejla Amundson will 
visit for a longer time.* 

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Roy visited 
at the Frank Johnson home Sun- 
day. ■ . 

. Donald Johnson was a Monday 
overnight -visitor at the J.Kenney 
home. • 

' Freda Hanson returned to her 
home at St. Hilaire after spending 
the week end at Frank Johnson's. 

Friday, Jan. Sth. Friends here ex- 
tend their sympathy t*> Mrs. Yste- 

: Mrs. Paul En gels tad, Blanche, 
and Peter Engelstad spent Satur- 
day night at the Earl Engelstad 
home. ; 

' Violet Larson visited the past 
week at the Perry Borgie home. 

Ethel Husby jspent the past 
week visiting friendB near Ersklne. 

Mr .ani Mrs. Anton Johnson and 
children were dinner guests at the 
Frank Peterson frame In Wyandotte 

i Mr. .and Mrs. Ole Lian and sons 
Armond and Omer visited Sunday 
at the Gust ' Gustaf son home. 

•Mr. and Mrs. Anton Johnson, 
Shirley and.-Gurtla Johnson were 
Saturday evening visitors at the 
Ok- Liari home, 

Mrs. Clifford Hedeen came Mon- 
day for;a few d"ay& visit at .the C. 
E. Oien home. 

Bemidji Woman Killed 
When Train, Car Crash 

Traffic mishaps claimed three 
lives over the week-end, Mrs. Noel 
C. Lovell. Bemidji, (Minn., Robert 
Reese and Harry Nieland, both of 
near Hancock, were killed when 
their automobile was struck by a 
Great Northern railway "fast mail" 
at a crossing four miles southeast' 
of Morris. 

For Sale 

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BATE: One cent per word per insertion. • Minimum choree 15 cents. A» 
extra charge of 10 cent* Is made (or blind ads to cover cont of baadllnK. Tm 
arold tbe coit of bookfceeplnK on unall account! we reqeeut that cavn.' aeeem. 
pan? the order... 

For -Sale — Yea, we still have 

some - good : ' Sewing (Machines £ t 

$5.00 and up. A. & T. Home Furr r- 

ishings, ThUf River^Falls, Minn. 


Mixed Quack, Timothy and R^d. 
Top Hay. Gordon M. Olson, Thief 
River Fails, Minn. pd42-3t 


Cook at once. Write Waller 
Cafe, Grygla,. Minn. r ad42-2t 

Wanted— Pa^sengsrs for taxi. 
Call Sorenson's Cafe. Phone 147 
. ad36-tf 

Men far woods work and piece 
cutting at Thorholt camp. T. J. 
Welsh. Pd. 41-3t 

.<3irl wishes housework at once. 
State duties, wages. Address Box 
S, Middle River, Minn. 42-l^p 

pump Is nearly new — is a. Red 
Jacket, and in ■perfect condition. 
Will give somebody a square deal 
in exchanging it for wood.. R. D. 
V. Carr, Middle River, Minnesota. 
■ ■ ad-42c 

The ■people of Thief River rails 
and vicinity to know that we sell 
Arvin Radios, Apex Washers, Sing- 
er Sewing Machines and Vacuum 
Cleaners. Also being in the used 
home furnishings business w6 can 
use any article that will sell and 
will take it In on trade on any of 
the? above hom e appliances, and 
give you every cent it is worth. 1 
What have you about your home 
that is not useful to you? Now is 
the time to take inventory and 
then call the A and T Home Furn- 
ishings. Phon R 571. 



• : "~ * 

Arthur Mos-n, aged 45, who lived 
west of town, died on Thursday 
last. His funeral occurred at 
'Middle River, services being held 
in the Lutheran church conducted. 
by Rev. Trelstad. 

Mr. and Mrs. Einar Loven are 
now living on the h:m P _ farm of 
'Mr. Loven's father, whur^ Einar is 
attending to the winter work of 
the farm while his brother is tak- 
ing a vacation. 

Notwithstanding the fact that 
the buttermilk dryer at the cream- 
ery was started up last Sunday and 
seemed ta run all right, it has been 
found that sufficient steom can not 
■be kept up to run it in actual 
manufacturing operation and the 
management Is now awaiting the 
arrival of a company expert to 
diagnose- the trouble. 

Louis Anderson made a business 
trip to Thief River Falls Friday 
The Women's Club will meet with 
Mrs. Car r Friday, Jan. 22. Lesion 
topic, "The Social Security Act." 

A meeting was held lure Men- 
day, Jan. 18th., t n discuss legisla- 
tion- pertaininsr to the rural credit 
act. This movement is sponsored 
and urged by Judge Brattland; ?.nd 
should 'be well attended as there 
is much interest in the matter 
manifested by farmers. 

W .C. [Walton has recently re- 
turned from a few days stay in 
Fargo, wh-i-re lie attended a school 
for mechanics. 

Martini and Ingvald Gullikson 
are again trapping this winter and 
report having even better success 
than they did last winter. 

Mr. McDowell hafcb'een feeling 
ill for some time- and is scheduled 
t-.> return to the Veteran's hospital 
at Fargoi Jan. 27th. ^ 

Ther ft has been another change 
of bartenders at Rem's place. Andy 
Anderson has -bes-n" replaced by 
Ludvig Skramstad. 

Wanted to Trade | 

A good pitcher pump with ahoflt 
16 feet of pipe for wood.\ This 

SAVE 20 percent to 40 peresmt •» 
your fire insurance. Write) in 
fctock and mutual. Strong oomv&n- 
ies. Gilbert AJ Brattland, Pkemt ; 
No. 1. Basement Citizens State 
Bank Bldg. *«-4» 

Notwithstanding the reports jof 
snow blocked roads to the south 
of us, the automobiles are ; comijig 
into Middle River from all direc- 
tions, and the rural 'mail carriers 
have so far not had to travel by 
team a single trip. I 

Emil Peterson is arranging jto 
drive to Washington in the near 
future. ; He will be accompanied 
hy two or three passengers, whose 
names we have not learned. 


W e wish to exteind.our heartfelt 
thanks to the many friends for 
thel rkindness in our recent be- 

Mr. and Mrs. R, M. Aalbu 
and Children. 



1 Sunday visitors at !th e Peter 
Engelstad honts were Mr. and Mrs. 
Paul Engelstad and family and 
Russel Moldren. all of Crookston. 
Morris EnKelstad of Grand Forks, 
Mr. and Mrs. Axel Engelstad and 
family, Mr.- and Mrs. Mons Engel- 
stad, Mr. and TBra. Perry Borgie 
and son. Violet Anderson and Loyd 
Hocenson. - . 

Hilmer Finstad and son Ken- 
neth were -'business callers at the 
Louis Geise farm near Grand 
Forks. Saturday. 

; <3arl WeFberg visited at the Mar- 
tin Mathson home Wednesday ev- 

= Mrs. Andrew Arne and son Har- 
old wen? Sunday visitors at the 
Martin Finstad home. 
: -Peter Engelstad left Tuesday ev- 
ening for Minneapolis, where he 
will attend the T^and OTtakes con- 
vtention. From there he will go to 
Chicago, to visit" his son, Melvin. 
', There>is no school in Cheerville 
school pist. 154 this week, as the 
teacher. Miss Dokken is ill. 

Mrs. Carl. Finstad and children 
Louise Mae, and Ronald returned: 
Thursday from Minneapolis' and 
Brooks Par;k,. -where, they have vis- 
ited thei.pastt- two weeks. 

Mons j^ngelstad attended tfhe an- 
nual meeting of .;the Brav Mutual 
Insurance company at St. Hilaire 
Wednesday. " - \ ^ 

Word has- been Teceivefl: that 
Mr3; O. J. Hansen of Gonvick. (Mrs. 
Ystesund's mother) passed away 

Mr. And Mrs. 
Holt, Jan. 18, a boy. 

■Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Hinden of 
this city, Jan 14, a l»y. 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Haden cE 
this city. Jan. 16, a boy. 

■Mr. and Mrs. Albin Klemmetson 
of Hazel, Jan. 20, a girl. 

■Mr. and Mrs. Oliver St. Margin 
of this city, uan. 14, a girl. 
■ Mrs. Lois^lby of Newfolden. 
Jan. 14 ,a girl. j 


No. 1 Dark Northern 1.35 
Dark Nor., 58 lb. test 1.33 
No. 1 Mixed Durum . 1.23 
No. 1 Re<i Durum • 1.11 
Hard Airiber Durum 1.28 
Barley .7S 
Flax 1.97 
Oats .42 
Rye .90 
Corn 1.02 


Light Hens .08 

Heavy Hens 43 

Cocks .05 . 
Colored Stags over 4% 

good condition .09 
Colored Stags under 4^ 

good .condition ' .06 

Leghorn Stags .OS 

Ducks, 4% Ids. arid over .10 

Ducks, under 4M> lbs. ■ .08 v 

Geese :,' ' .08 



Grade No. 2 
Grade No. 3 


Grade 1 Eggs 
Grade 2 Eggs 


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Thief River Pharmacy 


Come in today and get 
one of- two pair... 
and, remember, nothing 
is changed but the price.- 


40c Waiko Tablets, 39c 

35c Vicks Rub, 19c 

65c PINEX, 39c 


KURIKO, (Genuine) 89c 

50c Pablum, 39c 

40c Musterole, 29c 

Pfunder Tab's $3 Bisma Rex, 50c 

Cigarettes, Per Ctn. $1*5 

12c Per Pkg. 

2 for 23c 


60c Alka Seltzer, 49c 

Briten Tooth Paste, 25c: 
40c Castoria, 


ICE CREAM, (Sunday) qt. 25c 

"Save With Safety" 

^•'tEsrisst'/fr:.', '.issssssss^amffugi 

T l 


A Continuation of the 


Thief River Falls Forum 



All Townships Organized 

At 'Meetings Held 

Last Week 

Soil | Allotment 
ton County- 

the county a£em 



Hans Anton 

All*Coun^y Committee 

■ Penning- 

At a meeting held "Wednesday in 

of See. ,R. M. 

. Douglass, the county agent, and 
Frank Brown, who are members of 
the State Conservation, committee, 
explained the work or the 1937 soil 
conservation plan to the various 
new county officers. : Trm. officers 
elected at that meeting are as fol- 
;ows: [president, JHans Anton;, vie* 
president, Alfred j Lohgren;; addi- 
tional! member to county commit- 
tee, Ole ; N'esiand; alternate' mem- 
ber to' L county committee, E. ! H- Po- 
merensej secretary, R. M. ; Doug- 
lass, and, treasurer. S. E. Hunt. 

Three-hundred. I and twenty-eight 
■viecks were received recently by 
Pennington C:urity farmers who 
had compiled wish the soil conser- 
vation plan, tola! ins: ?36,0O0; or an 
sacii. About S'>J 
payment b£caus3 
ed "with the act. 
ery ! township in 

average' of 3110 
more trill receive 
iH=y have compl 
Meetings tor c 
I'enmh^ton coun y were h;ld 
. gro-ip cf directors 
the various meetings. 

-Tted a' 

The; ■ 

h.? var» 




uist and Herman Jepson. 
Bray a ' ~ - ~ 

and; members o 
township boards are: 

id River Falls- 

Ed Moren; Wm'. j Palm- 

■i Centre— -chair- 
John Scholin 

r.:an. Emil Larso 
i:nn cJ R. Meiin. 

Clover-leaf and bood ridge— -chair- 
man. E. H. Pomerenke; A. W. Os- 
-~-i and Henry Klpckman. i 

De?r Park and Hic-kory-^chair- 
Ti-iair; -Ole N'esiand; Henry' BolsTad 
. ~nd Gilbert Hanson. ! | 

Highlafading — chairman. "William 
Vaughanf Arthur {Thorsson and Al- 
I'rt-d Hammersteni ' j 

Maytie*d and ^fyandotte — j c'hair- 
rcCm. Isaac E. Wilson; Ole Myrom 
r.nd Free; Bruegemari. j 

Nordenj ar_-i -N'umeda! — chairman. 
>. E. Hunt; Harry Myrom and T. J. 
Wasley. ' j . 

NorCh-j-chainnan. Alfred : Lor.g- 
:n«n; ipUnoId J.'hnsoh andW. E. 

Rocksnury — chairman. Haiu-An- 
i-:>q; Lloyd Johnson and Elmer 3a- 
" rs - ! I I 

Sanders — chairman. 3. Hj Ness; 
Enoch Swanson and Ernest Krause. 

Silver-zon — chairman. Clarence L. 
Peterson; Gust Berggren and Jos. 
KnutsonJ | j 

Smiley and Kratka — chairman. 
W. E. McCnim; L. O.'Stenseth and 
Simon, Brirland. ! 

Star and Reiner — chairman. J. V. 
Hoffman^ It J. Anderson and Ole- 
ander TJglem. II 



Judge :Brattland and his j court 

reporter,! Harley 
Roseau the first 
^hereithey made 
:he. trial of Mi\ 
murder of his b: 

awenson. were at 

part 'of this week 

arrangements for 

Oveson for the 

other-in-law, Mr. 

Harlog". the mayor of „Warroad. 
ihe trial will begin Monday at Ro- 
seau. ! |i! 

Aged Gully Resident ! 
Dies Suddenly Tuesday 

TorgeT T. Elton, of Gully, aged 
M years, -died suddenly and" unex- 
pectedly] at a local hotel Tuesday 
where he had registered the same 
day. ■ His body was found in 
tie washroom where he "was seen 
entering; a few minutes previous- 
?y. It is believed he died" from a 
--.eart attack or a stroke. i 

Ha wag born ]Dec. 25, 1852 at 
.Vang, Norway, and is believed to 
Jarre emigrated to this country a- 
hout fifty years ago.; He left his 
..erne at Gully two weeks ago to 
*=pend some time visiting friends. 
A efeter. Mrs. Steile of GuHy, snr- 
?Zn ' JF^ >o*-[wffl be taken to 
Gully for burial the latter part of 
^ms week. *f 

K you advertise lyour 
wants in the FORUM 
want jad column voii can 
be sure of RESULTS. 

late of Greenbush Men 
Are in Hands of Jury 

The, trial of Matt Earto and Cla- 
rence Stauffenecker, b:th of Green- 
bush, is expectsd to come to an end 
today at Grand Porks. Final tes- 
timony wag taken Wednesday and 
it was reported that evening! that 
the jury would be given thej case 
after closing arguments early to- 
day. ' ' j i 

Baxto iand Stauffenecker arei held 
charges of manslaughter; fol- 

lowing ah auto accident Dec 
north cf Grand Forks when 
persons were killed. 



0>' OIK TEMfEliATt'KE 

The far-off readers of the Forum 
may be Interested in knowing; that 
while King Winter is still with us, 
the frigid ruler ha^ eased up a bit 
and as February approaches j may 
still moderate more. Zero weather 
has prevailed the greater part of 
the past seven days. Saturday and 
Su nd ay were mild but the mercury 
dropped \ again .going down to as 
low as 28 below Tuesday morning. 
There has been just a flurry of 
sn owfa ll. I 


Plans to Be l>rafted in .First State 

Convention Billed in >~on- ! 

Election Tear 

Approximately S00 delegates are 
expected to attend the first 'state 
convention of the Farmer-Labor 
association held in a non-election 
year Friday and Saturday in the 
St. Paul- Auditorium. j 

Delegates from Pennington coun- 
ty attending the convention! are: 
Carl Anderson, Otto : Rehm. Hclm- 
er Halland. Einer J=nson and Pal- 
mer Wold. * \ ' ■■ 

The convention will open at 10 
A M. Friday and will be devoted 
principally to discussion of the le- 
gislative program of the Farmer- 
Labor party and formulation of a 
series of recommendations to - the 
Legislature now in session. j ' 

The association formerly I _ has 
held conventions only in even-*mm- 
bered years, but the constitution 
was amended at the 1936 conven- 
tion to provide for a meeting <m 
odd-numbered years to discuss le- 

Representative Edward Hagen of 
Milan, chairman of the association, 
win call the convention to ordrr 
and will preside over the session. 

Discussions of legislation will be 
led -by Mrs. Selma Sees:rom of Min- 
neapolis, relief: Stat? Senator Har_ 
ry A. Bridgeman of Bemidji. laoor; 
Representative Edward Hagen : of 
Milan, agriculture; Mrs. Marian 
LeSueur of Minneapolis. - pow-2r; 
State Senator Homer Carr of Proc- 
tor, social security; and Represen- 
tative Harold L_ Peters:n of Wliil- 
mar. youth. i ■ 

DaUy Market Reports 
v Cattle Prices Shaded 

South St. Paul. Minn.. Jan. 27. 
1937: (U. S. D. A.) Cattle receipts 
both here and in the aggregate thi c 
week are somewhat heavier than 
last week and in excess of current 
demand, with the result that me- 
dium grades of steers and heifers 
are 25c or more off for tie week 
to date, common and medium cows 
sharing the decline. Strictly good 
and choice steers were" scarce and 
showed little change. Plain warm- 
ed-up as well as medium and some 
low good short-fed steers and 
yearlings turned at S6.50-9.50. good 
fed kinds held around $10.00-11.00 
or more, strictly choice long-fed 
1460 lb. wights this week , $12.75. 
Medium heifers sold largely at 
S6.00-8.00. cutter and plain $4.50- 
5.75. butcher cows S4.75-6.O0, a few 
up to $6.50, low cutters and cut- 
ters S3.50-4.50. most sausage bulls 
S5.25-6.00. A few plain and medi- 
um light stackers brought $5.00- 
6.50. choice 900 rb. feeders $8.00. 
Good and choice vealers bulked at 
S9.50rll.00, a few-; $11.50. 

Ho&s .were steady to 10c tower 
Wednesday, good and choice 200- 
325 lb. $9.80-10.00. top $10.05 spar- 
ingly, 160-200 lb. $9.65-9.80, 140^160 
lb. $9.15-9.65, 120-140 lb. killers 
$8.65-9.25, good sows $9.50-9.55; 

Bids on lambs up to a late hour 
were around 25c i lower or $10.00 
down; with sellers holding choice 
lambs around $10.25 and above. 
Shippers paid $4.25-4.50 for three* 
leads of medium 99 lb. ewes with 
strictly choice kinds held up to 
S6.00. A few feeding lambs sold at 
S8.00-9.50. - . 

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Resolutions Are Adopted 

At Meeting Held Here 


Road To International 

Falls Is Requested 

Requesting of New State 

Institution's Site Made 

Made For This City 

The Farmer-Labor club of Thief 
River Falls • adopted several reso- 
lutions at its" meeting last Satur- 
day held at the Courthouse. Three 
of these are of vital importance to 
this city and should rereive the 
unqualified support of all our citi- 

One resolution proposes a state 
highway across country to Inter- 
national Falls from this city; an- 
other proposes our city as the'Site 
for a new institution for tie feeble- 
minded now being) contemplated by 
the state, a third proposes im- 
provement of State Highway No. 1, 
a fourth proposes a! state insurance 
system for its- own buildings, and 
a fifth, support of :the widely dis- 
cussed change in the rural credits 
system of the state. 

Discussicn of various bills now 
b£f:re the stats- legislature also 
was held. Olaf. Neset, the club's 
vice president, acted as chairman. 

The various resolutions are: 

TIONS are uch that farmers can- 
not make interest and amortization 
payments, and, 

WHEREAS, there are thousands 
of farmers now indebted to the 
Ru ral Cr edit Bureau of the State. 

ED, by the Farmer Labor meeting, 
now assembled, that'we urge upon 
the Legislature to provide for re- 
appraisal of all Rural Credit lands 
and refinance the debtors; at a loan 
Talue-cf 75 per cent of .present val- 
ues at the rate of 3 p=r cent inter- 
est and reasonable amortization re-: 

"Whereas, fhe people -cf the Stat? 
of Minnesota, have been payin; 
S412.630 net in premiums over all 
fire losses which were only §135,- 
317 on its public buildings for the 
(Continued on Last Page) 

Youth Forum Meeting 

Is Held Thursday 

The second meeting of the- 
Youth's Forum of Thief River 
Falls was held in the Old Elk's 
hall, Thursday. Jan. 22, at eight 
o'clock. Myrtle Gulseth. was el- 
ected Chairman and Marjorie Ma- 
theson,- sn-cretary. A constituti-jn 
was drawn up and accepted. 

Mrs. H. O. Berve spoke on the 
work in general and read a letter 
she had received from Mr. Hinck- 
lty. National Youth administrator. 
Other letters commenting favorab- 
ly on the Youth Movement were 
read by Dorothy Johnson. Margaret 
Aasen,. and j Marjorie Mathes^n. 
George Denning, district federal 
educational officer, explained the 
purpose of the Forum for the 
benefit of new members, and H. O. 
Bervgj gave a. brief talk on some 
of the aims of the Forum. A Iarga 
audiencp was present. 

J. T. Welsh was the main speak- 
er at the meeting of the Youth 
Forum members Wednesday even- 
ing this week at the Old Elks halL 
Mr. Denning; presided and Mrs. Is- 
raejson acted as secretary. 

The secretary makes the follow- 
ing statement: 

"Our next meeting will be Feb. 
3r.r1 at 8 o'clock. There will be 
talks by well known persons in this 
community, j There will also be en- 
tertainment of various types: sol- 
os, community singing, and drama- 
tics. We haye also decided to have 
a lunch at each one of these meet- 
ings at a small cost of five cents 
and urge the -local young people 
to be present". 

Meetings will be held henceforth 
in the Old EBcs ball on Wednesday 
night of each week at eight 
o'clock. Discussions will be giv- 
en on various phases of the work, 
and an opportunity for public 
speaking wfll be given to memhers.- 
On Wednesday next week the talk 
will be delivered, by Judge Bratt- 
land, and -community singing will 
be led by Mrs^ Tsraelson. Members 
will give talks on the Youth Forum 
In other places. All young peopls 
I are cordially invited to attend. 

University Puck \ 
Team Will Play 
Here Next Sunday 

Local hockey fans are r. due for 
another fine game at tb^e local 
arena next Sunday afternoon when 
the sextette from the. University at 
Grand Forks comes herfc for a 
game. While the Thieves: won ov- 
er the college boys three weeks 
ago at Grand Forks they] axe ex- 
pected to battle hard for a victory 
here.; j 

The Thieves continued* to run 
into stiff opposition ithe past weeK 
and suffered two defeats', j one at 
Roseau Sunday afternoon' by tne 
count of 3 to 1 and] hExe) Wednes- 
day evening by the score of 5 to 1 
against Hallock. j v 

Both games were very well plaj*- 
ed. and much credit! is due the lo- 
cal skaters hi spite at the defeats. 
The ; Hallock" boys were ; held on 
even ; terms for nearly two periods- 
in Wednesday's game but in at- 
tempting to mass for drives to 
score loosened their own defense 
so the fast Hallock puck chasers 
tallied on some open shots while 
the efforts of ths Prowlers were 
fruitless after a score in the open- 
ing period. A manrto-man tussle 
developed as the game drew to a 
close- if 

President's Birthday 

Ball Here Saturday 

One of the biggest social events 
of the season is being held here 
Saturday night, Jan. 30, in the city 
auditorium. The aftair is the an- 
nual President's Birthday Ball hon- 
oring our president, Franklin Del- 
ano Roosevelt. The: ball, which is 
being sponsored by the Thief Riv- 
er Falls Elk*, lodge, is being ar- 
ranged by committee members 
Henry Melby, Charles Warner, Bill 
LaFave, and Fred Protz. 

The evening's entertainment in- 
cludes music by the well-kndwn 
Marigold orchestra of Fargo, of 
which Herman Bischoff, a former 
locals man. is a member. 

A floor show will >he presented at 
11 o'clcck. Include^ in the floor 
show, which is to be local talent 
only,, will be several tap -dance 
numbers, under the; capable direc- 
tion of Miss Elaine Wenner of 
Grand Forks. In the course of 
the evening a large :.br3£hday cake 
made by Jung's -Bakery, will be 
auctioned off to the highest bidder. 
Lunch will be served in the Legion 
rooms by the members cf the Le- 
gion ; auxilairy, announced the 
members in charge. ' ■ 

Money netUd by the affair will 
be divided between the Warm 
Springs Foundation ; for the treat- 
ment' of those afflicted with infan- 
tile paralysis, where th=- President 
has taken treatments, and the lo- 
cal Legion auxiliary drum corps, 
to help supply money to finance 
the trip to New York next fall, 
where th,-- national; convention is 
being held. j 


Prowlers Show Better Form In 

Defeating East Grand Forks 

Here 30 to 22 Last Week 

The Prowlers and! the Crookston 
Pirates will vie here Friday even- 
ing for the .undisputed first place* 
position in the District 31 basket- 
ball race. Crookston now leads the 
conference with three wins; two 
over East -Grand Forks and a one 
point victory over Warren whom 
the crippled Prowlers defeated 
earlier in, the season 28 to 20. The 
Prowlers are also j undefeated in 
the district but have played only 
two games; East Grand Forks and 
Warren. Bemidji is the. only team 
showing: a victory over the famed 
Pirates this Bcason while the Prow. 
ler record shows four defeats. 

Panzer and Barnes form the 
backbone of the Crookston squad 
which is favored to i represent this 
district in the regional tournament. 

The Leemen showed their mettle 
by coming back after, an earlier 
humiliating week end trip to wal- 
lop -tha East Grand: Forks Little 
Green Wave 30 to 22 last Friday. 
"Chalky" ; Reecfo . proteges evened 
the score at 19 to 19 in the .third 
quarter but the Gneenie sharp- 
shooters' were rendered nil in the 
final ! quarter while I the Leemen 
went on to win. J 

Nelson caged a gift shot after 
which Stadum copped a field goal. 
Hiney gave the Greenie's their 
first i point on a free throw. Hell- 
qnist and Raymond dropped In 
field i goals on successive plays. 
Nelson and Stadum [ accounted for 
(Continued on Last Page) 



Many Noted Lecturers to 

Appear at Crookston 

Event Feb. 8 to 12 

Dr. Piccard and Wife 
1 Have Been Secured 

Sen. G. P. Nye and D. M. 

Ladd, G-Man, Will Also 


With the selection of Dr. and 
Mrs. Jean Piccard, the list of Wint- 
er Shows speakers is complete, 
states Dr. A. A. Dowell, president 
of the Winter Show Board of Man- 
agers. Dr. and Irs.; Piccard will 
give an illustrated lecture on "The 
Exploration of the Stratosphere M 
Thursday evening, Feb. 11th. Slide* 
and motion pictures iwill be used 
in the explanation of the now fa- 
mous stratosphere flight from De- 
troit, Mich., in 1934, for the study 
of cosmic rays. ; 

Dr. Piccard was born in Switzer- 
land of French speaking Swiss pa- 
rents and educated at th R Swiss 
Institute of Technolpgy where he 
received the degree of Doctor of 
Science. His brilliant career in- 
cludes professorships' at the Uni- 
versity of Munich. University of 
Eausanne. University of Chicago, 
and Massachusetts {'Institute cf 
Technology. He is at present giv- 
ing a special series of lectures at 
th- University of Minnesota. Mrs. 
Picrard U a graduate of ijryn 
Mawr, with a Master of Science 
degree from the University of Chi- 

Winter Shows evening urograms 
will include D. M. Ladd. G-man 
from -Chicago, Tuesday. Feh. 9th. 
Sen. Gerald P. Nye; Wednesday, 
Feb. 10th. Dr. and Mrs. Piccard. on 
Thursday. Feb. 11th, and the North 
western Minnesota Singers, Fri- 
day. Feb. 12th. This is considered 
one of the greatest seri€-s of even- 
ing programs ever presented before 
a~Winter~Show<; audience.* 

A^f-rding to John'Sauesrad. Win 
ter Shows busings manager, offi- 
cial premium lists have been mail- 
ed to "prospective exh-"bitors. turn- 
out thp Northwest. Additional co- 
pie*; may be secured fov writing 
t n Mr. Saugstad at Crookston. 

The official program has also 
been printed and is how availsble 
for general distributim. Over for- 
(Continued on back page) 

Dakota Millers; Forced 
To Limit To Win Sunday 

The Dakota Millers, a profes- 
sion basketball team from. Grand 
Forks, wen a hard-fought encount- 
er with the Thief Raver Falls In- 
dependents here Sunds^ afternoon 
by the score of 40 to 35. 

The game wa« a close race 
thruout. The Independents had a 
lead of 21 to 16 at the half but re- 
linquished their lead in the third 
quarter when the Millers spurted 
to take a 34 to 27 laad at the be- 
ginning of the fourth quarter. 
* The Millers are composed of far- 
mer college and university stars, 
Johnson, the center^ hailing from 
Northwestern university and Ol- 
son, a former star forward on the 
N. D. Agricultural college -team. 
Johnson wag ihe main cog in the 
game here, garnering six field 
goals and two free shots. 

Gabrielson, guard ■ on the Inde- 
pendent team, was* the high point 
scorer for his team, . getting six 
field goals. Art Myrnm- was An- 
other briHiant performer for the 
local team ' : 

The T.-R.-F. Independents won 
two out-of-town games the past 
week. On? Saturday night they de- 
feated the Bronson [ Independents 
on their own floor by the score cf 
55 to 34, and on Monday evening 
went to Newfplden where they de^ 
feated. the Independent aggregation 
there to the tune of 14 to 29. 

.The Dakota Millers- were forced 
to play at their beatjto beat the Id- 
eal boys tnd following the gaina 
states that the local team was the 
best non-proXeasidnal aggregation 
they had played this season. 

The Independesto jwili play at 
Plummer tonight, at Cr*okston on 
Sunday afternoon -ud at Strand- 
quist some tune next week. As 
co mpet ition in their class is hard 
to obtain for a good game here, the 
manager, George Lee, is encount- 
ering much difficulty in dating 
teams that would please local fans. 
The usual fast traveling teams are 
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Early Resident Passes HiBtorieii s^cieu 

Away Here Saturday ]vw 

Charles James Alexander, one 
of the very early residents of our 
city, passed away Saturday at a 
local hospital, after having been 
ill a week from pneumonia, 

Mr. - Alexander was born March 
22, 1864, in New Brunswick, Cana- 
da, being ov-et 72 years old at the 
time of his death. He ■married 
Elizabeth Minnie Paetznich in 1903 
and came to this city the same 
year. For a number of years he 
was employed by the Winton-Nich- 
ols Lumber company as scaler 
and cruiser and the last five years 
was employed as city weighmaster. 
He was a resident of tbis city for 
34 years, during which time hs was 
connected with the Mason and Odd- 
fellow lodges. 

Left to mourn his passing are 
his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Alexander 
of this city, a son William of Far- 
go, two .daughters Mary, (Mrs. Ri- 
chard Prestbo) of Hatton, N. Dak., 
and Edna of this city, six brothars, 
John, Ed, Jim, James, and Herbert, 
and a sister Arnie, all of Campbell- 
ton, New Brunswich, Canada, a 
brother William of Hayward, Wis., 
and a grandchild, Lois Irene Alex- 
ander of Fargo. A grandson, Bob- 
by Prestbo, preceded .him in death 
recently. - _ 

Funeral services were held Tues- 
day afternoon at 2 o'clock from the 
Larson Funeral Home, with Rev. E. 
A. Cooke conducting the services. 
Interment was made in the Green- 
wood cemetery. 


Carl Johnson and Leon Kaliher 

Are Elected Officials of 

Pennington Club 

At a meeting heLi in the Civic & 
CommerceJ Assaciation rooms Tues- 
day evening, the Pennington Coun- 
ty Sportsmen's Club was organiz- 

The purpose of the organization 
was to promote the interests of 
sportsmen within the . county and 
to h a n dl-i local -natters of conser- 
vation. The first project to be un- 
dertaken will b e to furnish grain 
to be used in feeding-game birds 
durhv the present cold weather 
and to continue this "until spring 
in an effort to save as many up- 
land birds as possible. This will 
b e done in cooperation with Lyle 
Tweet, game warden who is ir- 
ranging to make feeders and se- 
lect the prrper locations for them. 

Carlie Johnson was elected pre- 
sident and Lecjn Kaliher, secreta- 
ry-treasurer of the organization. 
Dues were sit at Sl.00 a year. a;l 
of which will be retained locally 
and used, for local projects. An- 
other meeting ha* been set for 
Tuesday. Feb. 2nd. in, th=J Civic & 
Commerce Association rroms. at 
which membership will be further 
increased and projects discussed. 


The Kratka Local of the Cooper- 
ative Union Activities vVU hold its 
meeting Friday evening, Feb. 5th, 
at Hofdahl School, Dist No. 11. 
The debate, program and lunch 
committees are same as the .Janu- 
ary meeting. A speaker, Gus Sen- 
ska of Elsher, will be .there. He is 
a director of the state board of Co- 
operative Union Activities. 

Rural Credit Farmers 
Meet at Hallock Sat. 

; About 150 rural credit farmers 
met in the Court House i at Hallock 
on Saturday afternoon and perfect- 
ed a county-wide organization 
which' they called "Kittson County 
Farmers Legislative Association," 
the immediate purpose of which 
was to get behind a hill to be pre- 
sented to the legislature which 
aims at liquidating the Rural Cred_ 
it Bureau, revaluing rural credit 
farms, and lowering interest rates 
to 3 -per cent. 

Gilbert A. Brattland of Thief Riv- 
er Falls presented the plan to the 
assembled farmers. Tom Bjerke 
and A JE. Lockrem, both of Pen- 
nington, county, also said a few 
words. Among the other speakers 
were Representative CHifford w. 
Boovette and ex-Representatire 
Martm Lager, who enthusiastically 
endorsed the plan. 

A high-light of the meeting wa3 
,the reading of a telegram from 
Rep. Alfred Solstad of Pork coun- 
ty, who is chairman of the senate 
Rural! Credits committee, advising 
Kittson county farmers not to send 
a "paid lobbyist" to the capitaL 
However, the advice went unheed- 
ed, and the farmers chose Mr. 
Brattland as their representative 
to present their case in St. PanL 


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Roseau Grafton, N. Dak. Badger 
Ross Larimpre, N. p., new Warroad 
Stephen i Newfolden Mcintosh 

v iirnuj 


Penni agton People Are 

Requested To Make 


Local Red Cross 

Ofjkers $re In Charge 


Reveals Unusually 

Conditions In 
Ohio Valley 

The Penaingto n County Red 
Cross chapter has been requested. , 
to donate $300 toward a national, 
fund to aid th e Ohio Valley flood. 
sufferers. Other county chapters ia 
states not affected by the flood 
have been asked to contribute sim- 
ilar amounts. 

The first request was for only 
S60 from the local chapter, but ae . 
the flood continued its devastation 
the amount was raised- to $300-. 
Many local people have made con- 
tributions already so the chapter 
officials I forwarded $120 several 
days agio and hepes- to remit zho 
rsTnainder as soon as returns per-, 

- Officers qf the local chapter are: 
Mrs. Theo. Quale, chairman; Mrs- 
Mary Shaw, vice chairman, and 
Fr:d Prbtz, treasurer. Contribu- 
tions may be sent to any of theso 

WhiU-lthe high crest of the flood 
is believed to have passed Wednes- 
day, the^ work of aiding the needy 
and homrlesc in tlie stricken Ohio 
River valHy will have to begin int 
earnest to sxem th e suffering and 
to aid in rehabilitating nearly a 
million people. 

A summary of the flooded area's 
status as to the hcmeless. cLad and 
damages, given state D3- state 13 
ac follows: 


Knopa dead, 17a. Estimated 
homeless. 300,000. 

■ Louisville — Recovered bodies 
burUd [Without identification ia 
highland cemetery trenches. Pneu- 
monia widespread. It was unoffi- 
cially estimate^ more rhan 300 bad ' 
died cf exposure and disease in tha 
city. Damage in nietrcp:!itan ar- 
ea unofficialy eaiculatc-j at S100,- 
000,000. Some 2o0,000 homeless. 

Paducah — influenza reached epi- 
demic proportions. E:gmy per 
cent of city submerged. Must eva- 
cuate 2S.0U0 bv boat. 
Known dead. 14. Estimated home- 
less. 250,000. 

_ Cincinnati — Ohio river fell from 
7S.6 feet. Electric supply increas- 
ed, and ; 65.000 homeless hoped to 
return scon to their dwellings. Da- 
mage calculated at $10,000,000 with. 
property^ wage and business loss 
in state itigured at more than $381- 
000,000. j 

Portsmouth — Sanitation problem 
acute. City council appropria'^a 
$200,000 for rehabilitation. Soma 
So.OOO homeless. Losses s et at $2,- 
000.000. 1 Ohio river reached 74 IS 
and rising slowlv. 


Kncwri dead. 6. Estimated home- 
less. 50.000. 

Cairo— Twenty-two coast guard 
cutters sped evacuation from ci*y 
jutting out into Ohio and Missis- 
sippi rivers. One thcusand mea 
bulwarked 60-foot seawall witk 
sandbags. Ohio dropped to 5S.10 
feet but; crest of 62 feet predicted 

Mound City — Setback levee col- 
lapse sent 10 feet of water into 
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News Received of Niece's 
Death at Portland, Ore. 

The sad news was received here 
Wednesday by Mr. and Mrs. Jimj 
Steen tcOlxn* of the death of Mr 
Steen-s niece, Mrs. fJo. Robert- 
sonvof I Portland. Oregon. Hac 
death was caused by pneumonia, 
and her tw children, six and three 
years old, now are in a Portlaad. 
hospital suffering with i3L& same 
disease. | 

^J^-.^^tsoa graduated from 
the University of North Dakota, af- 
ter takihg a medical course, and 
her husband "will graduate from 
Portland; Medreal School th^ com- 
ing spring. She was wen known. to» 
many local people. 

Funeral services will be held in 
GrandFprks Friday. Mr. and Mrs, 
Ed Hill, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Steen: 
and Miss! Edna Gilchrist, all of this 
city, will attend the funeral serv- 

Much enthusiasm was displayed 
throughout the entire meeting. 


Crookston I^ew York Mills Warren 

River Falls 


L B. Hartz Stores i 

■ 1 

We Guarantee Lowest Average Prices 

East Grand Forks 
St. Thomas, N. D. 

Kennedy Shelly 

Argyle, nev 








Goodridge, new. 

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Tri-County Forum 

A Continunjion of the Thief River Falls' Forum \ 

Published Each Thursday by the 


Citizens State Bank Bldg. 

Thief River Falls, Minnesota 

J. H. ULVAN, Editor-Manager 

Subscription $1.50 per year in the United States 

Entered as "Second Class matter April 27th, 1932 at 
tae post office at. Thief River Falls, Minnesota, 
and re-entered under new title at same office on 
February 2L, 193G, under Act of Congress of March' 
3 1897. . 

b Rehm, 
Nels Fore, 2nd 






A. Harris, President '. ; 

Vice President Nels Satre 

Vice President Carl B, Anderson 

. lHalland, Sjcretary J. T. Hoffman 

Carl Swanson, Treasurer Arvid "Wikstrom 


The building; of a highway from this city to T 
ward Interna lional Falls has seemid to us a vital 
;d since v;e came here last summer. We believe 
:s a project thai should he pushed" by people in 
I around Thief River Falls until the state high- 
way department 'begins construction of such a road, 
were greatly elated this week when we were 
J that the lo:al Farmer Labor club had adopted 
-esolution asking for the construction of such a 


Anyone from here or points southwest of here 

1 o wants io make a trip to the vicinity around 
onal Falls aud Baudette knows of the in- 
convenient ways of getting there. In that vast 

i^tch of territory reaching from the Goodridge- 
Gr/gla vicinity acrcss to International Falls and 
frcm Upper Red Lake across to "Warroad there is' 
highway of any kind. The tourists from Grand 
rks, iFargcJ Crookston and all intervening points 
wish to spend their summer vacations in or 

:ike a fishing trip to th=: Lake-of-the-Wbods or 
Raintyi Lake regions encounter a handicap in get- 

l.; there. Their route must either be through Be- 
mid.ii on, the south or thru Warroad on the n:rth, a 
route that it Jfrom fifty to a hundred, miles farther 
thaii it should be. Because of this distance many 
havo either to go to lesser desirable points or aban- 
don such a trip altogether. 

The opening- of the International Fallc to Y, T i;i- 
nireg highway going thru the territory east of> 
of The Woods will create a tourist traffic to this 
Canadian Summer -playground which Minnesota 
highways will have to carry. Th& beauty of the 
Nestor- Falls and Kenora districts will attract more 
tourists than forn.erly. Our state must therefore do 
something to improve our Toads. The. most logical 
thing to do will he to build this cross-country road 
so as to lighten the traffic en tht- present roads. 

A glance at the map of the state will convince 
yo i that the territcry thru which we ask a. highway 
toe constructed has the least amount of roads of any 
se-; 4 ion in thi- state. While a pait of it is consider- 
ed swampy, yet who can say that in these times 
milch of the land cannot be used for farming or 
stocli raising. in some manner or other? 

The relief, that is costing. the, people billions 
now is just; a small portion or what it has qost ths 
common people jr» suffering and "loss of a proper 
means of existence since the rugged individualists 
began their rule' in the days of Mark Hanna and 
later "bosses"; wjc might fe*i like protesting when 
we see the federal government expending "billions fro 
feed the needy. But why didn't all of us» protest in 
the days of Coolidge and Hoover when protesting 
might have brought 'better results. 

Therefore, when you hear of anyone protesting 
at the present high cost of relief look up his past 
record. The chances are one-hundred to one he was 
arreactionary. The- cost of ou r mal-administratUm 
of those days is what w© are paying for now. The 
untold suffermg 3 of millions of Americans because 
of that rugged individualistic .system are many 
tiroes greater than the relief we pay fo r now. 

Look, therefore to the ultimate caus e of the de- 
pression before you BQueal about the taxes of today. 
DH you do your share in bettering mankind before 
the halocaust of ; 1929? 


A Youth Forum -was organized - in our city som e 
time ago. It is not meeting with the reception which 
it should. An opportunity is being presented of 
whi?h few seem to avail themselves. One of tne 
supporters of this Youth Forum has made aj state- 
ment which we wish to pass on to our readers. It 

"'Discontented Youth made a Hitler, the Danger- 
Mart of Europe, possible. Dissatisfied Youth made 
Mussolini a very potent reality. Youth Militant 
made a New Russia. 

"In our City of Thief Rive r Falls a Youth For- 
um, sponsored by WPA and directed by G. G. Den- 
ning, is offering a program for all who may call 
themselves Youth, — where our youth may assemble 
and discuss such, problems as to them may seorn. 
best. More advanced "Youth" (in years only) sit in 
with them occasionally. Would you like to visit 
with us? You are quite welcome, Wednesdays, 8 to 
10 P. M. " : 

/ ; *Our slogans: 'Nothing has yet "been done, flnal- 
y and right!' 'Nothing is yet known, positively and 
ompletsly!' ' ! ■ , j 

"Elsewhere in this paper appears a summary of 
pur last meeting. Our sincere thanks to; those who 
have thus, far s° cbly helped." 

The Capitol News Review 

— : : — ; ^ By A. 1. HARRIS 

I The ta?-k; ahead is for all of us to give our 
m.T'-al support to the requested project. That there 
is a. great d;>ul of consistency to the proposal no one 
ca'i deny. 


; Quite frequently we see a tirade by some reac- 
tionary newspaper asainst the immense cost of the 
Nztw Deal and relief by the federal government. 
Th»y talk about balancing the 'budget and allude to 
. th-3 president as a spendthrift without any regard 
to common sense. They believe it is such an easy 
matter to cut down expense that halancing^ the bud- 
get can be done by a mere stroke of the pen. 

The shallowness of such thinking is evident to 
anyine who has studied our social and economic life 
for come time. We must look into the past to find 
out why we find ourselves in such tough straits as 
we] do and consequently put the blame where it 
originally and ultimately should be placed. 

Thus when we search we* cannot place the coat 
of die present relief expenditures on President 
Roosvelt's administration. The cost of the present 
hard times must lie with the system that caused 
hard* times. And that is with none other than, the 
reactionary element that supported the system set 
up by Mark Hann? during the days, of William Mc- 
Kinleyand his successors in the presidency. Any 
economist or sociologist with the proper kind of 
■gray matter could tell by the beginning of the 
twentieth century, ie., in 1900, that we were taking 
the wealth of the country and putting it into the 
hands of a few, consequently depriving the many of 
the- proper means for right -living. That system 
was bound to topple over some time or otherl There 
were warnings by many great Americans, like La- 
Pollette, Bryan, Donnelly, and a great many others, 
but the reactionaries, who -were amassing the 
wealth, were too stupid or too greedy to loolt toward 
the end toward which that system would lead.- In 
the early 1920's it was evident to most of the more 
sensible people that the toppling of the system wag 
near at hand. : The Republicans, during the days of 
Harding, Coolidge and Hoover, were given warn- 
ings plentifully, tut still they kept on without lift- 
ing even a finger in behalf of the great mass oi' 
people which , was gradually getting poorer anc 
poorer. The farmer was deflated in the early 
1920's but the remainder of .the' poorer classes was 
kept on the Path until 1929 when, the entire gambl- 
ing ryste-m toppled. 

Now, when we are looking for the reason why 
we are expending billions in money toward relief 
whence must w e look for the cause? It is with! 
none other than that element that supported the 
greed of that class getting rich at the expense of the 
common people. And the reactionary newspapers 
wera the prime supporter of It. Blam e them and 
the rulers of greed for the fix we are in now. 

.■; : v-ii:>*;^ 1 ^- i .i|i 3 al^j?.s>5 


. The Grand Coiilee dam in the State of Washing- 
t:n is neaving completion. In the matter of ja year 
or Ie3s the biggest project in the world will <t>e com- 
pleted. Compare lit, if you wish, to anything like 
the building of the Panama Canal or any other big 
enterprise, and they will dwindle in comparison to 
the Grand Coulee dam. 

One of the benefits of the completed project 
will be the generation of electricity to a vast num- 
ber of cities on the West Coast. Light and: power 
will be available to such an extent that life there 
will be vastly different from the present. 

But the generation of electricity i s only 'a part 
of the Grand Coulee project. It will be an -i Irriga- 
tion project that develops a stretch «f land that will 
provide homes for [thousands of families. -This land 
has been too dry to be cultivated in tfce last twenty 
years or more. This vast stretch of territory will 
be transfigured into a virtual garden or orchard. 

Many ormplaih that what is the reason of such 
an iirigation propect when we have som much ag- 
ricultural lands going to waste at present? TIi e re- 
ply can well be made in the argument that crops in 
this irrigated area, will be a certainty almost every 
year. The farmers there will not need to depend on 
weather or rainfall, as we do, to get good! crops. 
Tliis is more logical, insofar as Uncle Sam ihas to 
expend millions to aid farmers who have thedr crops 
dried out on them year after year. It is .a vast ex- 
pense to start with !but it is disposed of at the time. 

_. Governor Benson has accepted 
the recommendations of L. P. Zinv 
mermani state pulblio relief admin- 
istrator, of §17,000,000 -for uirect 
relief nedds for the next bienniumi 
Mr. Zimmerman's fecomm-E-nda- 
ti:ns are embouied in the Adminis- 
tration's relief bill pending hefore 
the Legislature. The hill has 
drawn severe fire from Senator 
Rockne and other anti-relief mind- 
ed conservatives. In a statement 
to newspapers, • Senator Rockna 
said" that $5,000,000 for the hiennl- 
um should ib£. sufficient 

Much has hcen made hy the con- 
servatives over the apparent dif- 
ference in Mr. Zimmerman's esti- 
mate of $17,000,000 and th& $10,- 
000,000 estimate of Paul A. Ra;>- 
mussen, state budget commission- 
er. However,- their estimates are 
quite reczncilabte. .... 

At a conference with 'Mr. Zim- 
merman last week, Mr. Rasmussen 
explained that his figures did not 
include estimates for such emer- 
gency purposes as drouth relief 
and the state assuming any part 
of the burden which some of the 
financially embarrassed counties 
ar n unable to bear. Mr. Rasmus- 
sen stated that his §10,000,000 fig- 
ure is the amount he fixed which 
could be paid from the general rev- 
enue fund for relief purposes on 
a pay-as-you-go hasis, but did not 
attempt to- set the ac;»il relief 
needs of the state. Otherwise 
tihere are very few, if any, differ- 
ences between the two estimates. 

Th.£. Administration's program for 
increase in the income tax is now 

before th ft Legislature. . The '■ in- 
creases are principally in the high- 
er incom-- (brackets. II passed oy 
the Legislature, ihe bill will in- 
crease wie state's revenue in ex- 
cess of $6,000,000 yearly 

'rax txper<s agree emu a tax on 
incomes is the most just and equit- 
able tax system yet deviseu, cariy- 
inz out; th e theory of taxation in 
accordance wnn ability to pay. . . . 

All mt-nies derived from the in- 
come tax in this state are ear-marit 
ed for school purposes. In a sense, 
therefore, an income tax acts as a 
replacement tax, reducing the local 
tax load. < 

Mr. '■ Roy Dunn, conservative 
Hous& floor leader, made complaint 
last week of what h e called unfair 
treatment given conservatives by 
the liberal-controlled Hcu.=e ma- 
jority in the matter of committee 

Of all persons, Mr. Dunn should 
be 'the last t n make such a com- 
plaint. If he tooit occasion to com- 
pare the treatment given liberals 
when his conservative group con- 
trolled the House to the treatment 
now accorded conservatives by ihe 
liberal majority he will discover 
that the literals indeed have been 
very charitable to hl^ -group 

In 1935, witih conservatives in 
control, the liberals received four 
appointments to the civil adminis- 
tration if-— mittee while in 19-17 
conservatives were given five ap- 
pointments: five liberals in 1935 
were placed on the committee v.n 
agriculture, while six conservatives 
are on th"t committer at the pres- 

The Washington Commentator 

i : — By ;E. C. STENGELSEN 

"Whom the gods would destroy — V 

Assurance comes -from the Dem- 
ocratic high command in Washing- 
ton that reprisals for the bitter and 
generally unjust and untrue cnarg- 
es. which were made against tae 
Administration in tne recent cam- 
paign, will not be (taken; that while 
many 'cf these accusations were 
as lalse as a chorus girl's com- 
plexion, everything is to . be for- 
given and forgotten. 

And your commentator, for one, 
quite approves of this magnani- 
mous attitude. Not only is it 
Christian and thus commendable 
on that sa-re; but the truth also 
is that while it -might be amusing 
to wp„tch 28 million lean Democrats 
chase 17 million fat and puffing Re- 
publicans through th P . brush, it 
wouldn't be sporting! 


The Minnesota Legislature now is considering 
three <bill s hailed as probably the most important 
public safety measures ever' introduced before a 
lawmaking group 

Supported <by safety leader s in iboth puhlic and 
private life in the state, th e bills, if approved, 

Legalize the -Minnesota Public Safety commit- 
tee as a state agency for public safety educational 
activities. j 

Finance end strengthen -the work of the Minneso- 
ta Public Safety committee. 

Zone highways for speed and. give official state 
approval to the uniform national highway traffic 
code. ' j 

The committee legalization hill would: j 

Continue the widespread activity of the com- 
mittee under direction of an executive committee of 
seven mem/bers, including the Governor, -coinmis- 
sionor of highways, Bet up an advisory committee of 
50 to 160 -memfbers and provide- for a director with' 
not less than five years experience in public safety 

A drivers' license WH sets a biennial fee| of 50^ 
cents for licenses. It is planned to use* half of this 
for financing the drivers license bureau rind the re-; 
mainder for operations of ihe Minnesota Public Safe- 
ty committee and city and county safety commits 
tees-. . I ' ; 

The bill also (makes stringent changes in the; 
present measure, including denial of licenses to ha-: 
bitual drunkards and drug addicts, compulsory re- 
porting of mishaps involving death, personal injury; 
or property damage over $50. j 

Under the other bills, the commissioner of; high-; 
ways Is empowered to create two zones of all! rural 
highways-. The first zone, including highways of 
modern construeuon, would have a, speed- limit of 
60 miles an "hour. In the second zone, including old- 
er rural highways, the ljmit would be 45 miles. 
Community highways would he zoned at request. Thg 
bill also permits municipalities to require periodic- 
cohipulsory inspection of motor vehicles (registered ; 
under their jurisdiction. j ■ 

With death rates on the highways even increase \ 
ing we cannot do too much in preventing highway! 

This tolerant attitude of the De- 
mocrats is the more impressive 
when it is contrasted with the be- 
havior of the G. O. P. fallowing th^ 
Coolidge victory in 1924. There 
were certain episodes then which 
the Republicans mignt wish to for- 
get.. If so, their memory is due 
for a jolt! For your comnuntator 
cheerfully admits that he is less 
magnanimous than the Democrats. 
He'd just as soon chase the Re- 
publicanc through the brush as.nat 
— provided it is a small Republic- 
an, that is to say! 

So here, then, are- certain pearls 
which your commentator now casts 
before the G. O. P. 

_ In the national election of 192.4, 
the outcome was as follows: 

. .?15,72o,016 




Coolidge (Rep.) 

Davis (Dem.) -. 

LaFollettE. (Prog.) 
Minor candidates • 

This shows that in the election 
which the victorious Republicans 
jubilantly described as a 'landslide' 
there were actually almost as 
many who voted against Mr. Cool- 
idge as there were who voted for 

ly informed that though they 
woulu be permitted to retain their 
status .for the present,' they bad 
better decide to 'play ball' with th e 
administration i or else — ■! But to 
the everlasting credit of these two 
men be it said that they dirf not 
permit themselves to be intimidat- 
ed by these threats. They contin- 
ued courageously following the 
same independent course they had 
always taken. And however much 
the Party might hav e wished to 
•crack down' on, them, it didn't 
■quite dare. Borah and Norris wer e 
a little too Influential and a little 
co powerful. 

In checking back over the roster 
of the senators and representatives 
of 1924-1926, a peculiar fact ap- 
pears: Almost to e man, those who 
were responsible for the vengeful 
tactics, of tne Republicans of the 
time have disappeared from the po- 
litical scene. Another fact may be 
equally significant: Mcst of these 
on whom the Republicans vented 
their- spleen are still in office. 

In its heyday, the Republican 
Party could boast many big names. 
It now has none. It was all too 
apparent that the Republican cam- 
paign ,of 1936 was merely an effort 
by a group of small men to. elect 
another small man to office. 

True, Ithey may after a- fashion 
claim W. E. Borah. But Borah re- 
fused, last fall, to speak for the 
Party's icandidate. It may have 
been Landon's obvious lack of sta- 
ture — or it may have' been that Bo- 
rah still too vividly remembers 

However, the Republicans were 
not contented merely with "sweep- 
ing the country" — as they chose to 
d€6cribfi their victory. They must 
also dust it off! And s>3, drunk 
with success and power, after the 
election was over they turned vi- 
ciously on those who had dared op- 
pose them. 

Mr. LaFolIette was, of course, 
singled out as the first major vic- 
tim. He had held certain import- 
ant committee positions^ — import- 
ant In that in the orgy of corrup- 
tion- which characterized the Hard- 
ing administration, pu/blic interest 
required that these conpnittees be 
headed by- someone of unquestion- 
ed honesty and integrity. But Re- 
publicanism came first and public 
interest second. Mr. LaFolIette 
was deprived of these positions and 
supplanted by administration) ap- 

m Senator Ladd wia* another vic- 
tim of Repu/wican vindtcativeness. 
He, too, was replaced by Old Line 
Republicans. He had been chair- 
man of th e Committee on Public 
Lands & Surveys. It was this 
committee which investigated the 
naval oil leases of Teapot Dome' 
ifaime. "While this is not to say that 
the scandal would have been hush- 
ed up had- the committee had a leas 
conscientious leadership, still 
there is a chance it might have 

In their turn, one after another 
of those who had incurred the ad- 
ministration's JH will was removed 
from major committee assign- 
ments : In the House of Repre- 
sentatives, there were thirteen such 
removals almost in one group— ten 
from Wisconsin, one from Minne- 
sota, LaGuardia of New York and 
Sinclair of North Dakota. 

Senators Brookbart and Frazler 
wer e two other* on whom Repub- 
lican, displeasure fell. They were 
moved to minor positions on their 
committees and the senior ranking, 
to which they were entitled, given 
to administration favorites-. 

And all. of these men, on whom 

the. Party; thus took revenge, were 

deprived of patronage advantages. 

Senators Borah and Norris were 

threatened. They were arrogant- , 

The student of political history 
cannot help but ^observe that Re- 
publican leadership has gone in- 
creasingly into the hands' of these 
small men. He is aware, too, that 
this phenomenon characterized the 
final days of the Federalist Party, 
which died in 1816, and of the Whig 
Party, which died in 1850. And he 
wonders whether that is happen- 
ing, to th e Republican Party today 
which happened, in 1816 and in 
1850, to its ancestors ,the Federal- 
ists and the Whigs. 

As he looks back at the behavior 
of the. G. O. P. in 1924-26, he may 
wonder what truth there may be 
in the old saying — 

"Whom the gods would destroy, 
they first make mad!" 

ent time; in 1935 four liberals i 
were on the appropriations com- 


While in Washington to attend 
. the inauguration ceremonies of 
mittee and four conservatives are j President Roosevelt, Governor Ben- 
no w, serving on that committed; [ 
the general legislation committee i 
in 1935 found four liberals Or mem- . 

bL-rs, whereas lilx conservatives are 
aiw serving; on' the markets arid 
marketing committee of 1935 only 
seven liberals were- given positions, 
where 15 conservatives are now on 

■■'. ! son met with the Minnesota liberal 

delegation to map plans for effec- 
tive cooperation in Washington on 
all matters in which th& state is 
interested*. The Minnesota liberal 
group has organized in an attempt 
t n receive recognition in botn the 
House and tht- Senate as a oninor- 

that committee; four liberals sery- ity group. One of its first objec- 

ed on the municipal affairs com- tives will be to secure passage of 

mlttie; four liberals served on the the deficiency appropriation bill to 

municipal affairs committee In 1935 maintain W. P. A. on £t least its 

compared to fiv e conservatives present basis until the end of the 

at the present time. 

Due to the large number of bills 
dealing with cooperatives, the Min- 
nesota House has found it necek- 
sary to organize a new committee 
on cooperatives and cooperation. 
The chairman of the o:mmitte& is 
John Cox of Becker. 

i fiscal year. 

George Barton, sporty editor of 
the Minneapolis Tribune, assumed 
the role of interviewer of Joe Louis, 
Negro prize fighter, when the lat- 
ter appeared before the 'Minnesota ' 

Legislature last week 

(.Continued on page three) 




Arkansaw Pastimes 

The state of Arkansas, to my 
mind, reveals a national low 
liberalism. Take the state as 
wjyjle — the ""class", composed 
mostly of landlords, has nothing on 
its mind but to exploit sharecrop- 
pers and keep down the "nigger" 
menace. If one has a little anoney, 
neither of these pastimes takes [a 
lot of intelligence. Hence, the av- 
erage fioiid Arkansawyer is a man 
of few ideas, many prejudices, arid 
a theory sLmewhat vaguely ex- 
pressed that "Might makes right.'i 

\ ou may be' certain, then, that 
anything- which threatens the peace 
and well-being of this landlord 
class is roundly condemned and 
brutally suppressed. The brutality 
ol sheriffs and deputies in ail 
southern states, especially when 
there is a negro in the. case, jis 
common knowledge. ■ The practice 
of lynching is general only in trie- 
south, and rarely occurs in tiie 
norm. This prevalence is due not 
so much to geographical location as 
to the -class structure of society. 
History has shown us — from an- 
cient Bgypt to the present-v-that|a 
society dominated by landlords is 
brutal and backward. Usually, 
law-enforcement in a landl'-rd-sb- 
ciety is simple — the minions of tile 
law (who are no more than private 
agents of the landlords) interpret 
the law, judge and conaemn the 
victim, and carry out the judicial 
mandates .all by themselves. This 
is not mere fantasy — it has been 
proven in a number -of cases. 

The state, of Arkansas presents 
landlordism at its peak (or should 
we say its lowest point?). When | a 
new law is required to <serve th? 
ends of the landlords, creating 
some new deviltry tn use against 
the unfortunate sharecroppE-rs, the 
state legislature usually co-oper- 
ates wholeheartedly in passing 
such a law. This is as it should b'e, 
since the legislature is the expres- 
sion of landlordism in the field of 
popular government. Then, with 
the new law passed, the "sheriffs 
and their deputies gleefully use lit 
to the limit in their service of their 
master, the landlords. ! 

The Sharecroppers Union 

The Southern Tenant Farmc-rs 
Union, popularly known as the 
Sharecroppers Union, was formed 
a few years ago to aid the share- 
croppers in their .struggles against 
the landlords. Fifty and seventy- 
five cents per day, without board, 
were quite commf:ii wages through- 
out Arkansas and the south before 
the advent of the sharecroppers 
union. Now, wages have been forc- 
ed up in some localities to a dollar 
and a doliar and a quarter a day. 
Conditions under which the ten- 
ant farmers work, and terms •of 
their contracts, have also been re- 
vised somewhat. 'A landlord used 
to get one-half the crop, in so'ni; 

for seed or feed;' more than this 
he maintained a commissary, at 
which the tenant bought food arid 
clothing on. time, at exhorbitant 
prices. The landlord saw to it that 
the tenant could not get credit in 
town — so that the tenant was prac- 
tically enslaved to his master. 

Laws about "jumping" a debt and 
going to greener pastures were 
very stringent, as the numerous 
chain gangs in the south can prfcve. 
Due to the union, some landlords 
have seen the error of their ways, 
and give more liberal contracts. 

All in all, the Southern Tenant 
Farmers Union has been the salva- 
tion and only hope for the southern, 
sliarecroppers, and membership 
has increased by leaps and 'bViunds. 
And, you may be sure, r the land' 
lords have sought 
possible to destroy 
ness of the union. 

l every^wiy 
the effective- 

Commonwealth College Furnishes 

Commonwealth College, at Menu. . 
Arkansas, the well-known laoor 
school, has furnished quite a-*nuiu- 
ber of organizers for this union. 
They have gone out directly from 
the school and organized the ten- 
ant farmers, in places where no 
other union dared venture. For 
this reason, Commonwealth became 
synonymous with something akin 
to hellfire, in the minds of the 
landlords. Through the press, 
through the pulpit — in every way 
conceivable they attacked Com- 
monwealth. They realized that it 
was a strong link in the chain of 
unions rapidly encircling their do- 

A certain Rev. Summers, of -Me- 
nu, Ark., took it upon himself to 
■condemn the school, as being "ath- 
eistic, godless, communistic, social- 
istic, believing in free love, negro'- 
equality," etc. Bernarr Mcfadden, 
the publisher, gave the Arkansas 
landlords a boost by publishing an 
article in LIBERTY entitled "Rah, 
Rah, Russia!" by Nolen Bulloch, 
purporting to give first-hand infor_ ' 
mation about Commonwealth. Bul- 
J:ch was at the schoo.1 two hours. 
The rest of his information he sot 
interviewing sheriffs and their de- 
puties, business men of ilena, 
heads of the"-Ku Klux Klah, ct^. 
Then, finally, a young 22-year-old 
legislator introduce^ a bill In th^ 
legislature which would prohibit 
"alleged teaching of illegal cohab- 
itation", and would lequire all 
teachers to take the loyalty, oath.' 
LegislaJ:rs discussed' the- bill op- 
enly, saying it was aimed directly 
at Commonwealth, with no quib- 
bling. Front all this, it will be 
seen that they aim to "get"'" the la- 
bor school on anything but the 
real reason — their teaching of un- 
ionism among the sharecroppers. 
It would not "do to reveal the is- 
sue to the tenant farmers. That 
wLuld boom the movement. 

Common wialti^ College empha- 
sizes training in trade-union or- 
ganization aivi practice. It favors ' 
no- political faction and no mode 
of living, except that it believes 
firmly in helping people gain as 
high a standard of living as pos- 
sible.^ For this reason the land- 
lord class in Arkansas would like 

localities, without paying a cent Jto see the school destroyed.. But 

even though moral and financial 
backing in Arkansas might be 
small, the school has many friends 
scattered throughout the U. S. A. 
wh would like to see the school's 
program expand, "because the de- 
mand for education of workers 
knows no bounds nor barriers." 


— -1- 



1-UUBSDAT. JASVAXS 88. 193; 





Swollen 20 feat abcre the flood 
stage, [the Ohio river rages throug-h 
-Portsmouth, Cincinnati, Louisville, 
ether towns largp and email along 
lis banks. Thousands leftjfaome- 
Jess, property destroyed. A stern 
reminder, perhaps, that manj proud 
of his few accomplishments, |i s still 
helpless be£or e the unpredictable 
"whims' of Nature. j 

ing, hspe the senate "will chuck po- 
litical aspects aside and consider 
thp best interests of the state as a 


A new gadget which will help 
pilots find their bearings if they've 
lost their radio beams has been 
tested and hailed as a success., Now 
if they'll only invent one that will 
keep -rocking chair dispatchers 
from sending planes up in hazard- 
ous weather, they'll really! have 
something. j 


Both the state senate and the 
h-:use have bills Deior-;. them! which 
aim at; radical changes in the Min- 
nesota! legislature. The house hill 

proposes a constitutional amend- 
ment to limit the legislature to a 
^:ngl=- 1 body — unicameral — instead 
t:i the two houses as- at present. 
(Nebraska now has such a legisla- 
tive bbdy.) Thpj senate "bill calls 
for a reduction in membership ra- 
ther than a change in form. Un- 
f.-dr this bill th=- house would be re- 
cuced Tr:m 131 to 8S members, the 
.-tnate from tJT io 44. But don't 
;:et too excited over possibilities. 
Shouting "No!" at a bill that might 
tiling ibout your own retirement 
isn't the hard-:st trick in thei world. 

If seme of the I mileage jelaims 
submitted for the [December special 
session mean what they seem to 
m-:an. }then some !:i the legislators 
must hive spent most of their time 
riding r i>ack and forth between their 
hemes j and the state capitol. And 
at 15 cents a mile, it wasn't; exact- 
ly bad] riding. I 

■ The new income tax bill now be- 
j foi-p the legislature is designed to 
increase the states revenue 
about t> milli-n dollars a year. At 
present, income and corporation 
taxes net the state approximately 
5 millions annually; the prbbable 
revenue under urms of the : new 
bill would be LI or 12 millions; The 
extra revenue would be acquired 
by raising the rate* for individuals 
with annual incomes <-i $2.6i>0 or 
more-, and by nuugmg rp raies on 
corporation incomes. ! ■ ■ 

Waen it comes down to peases, 
most of us ar P apt to look at' this 
bill from a personal angle. Either 
we're more or less indifferent be- 
cause it wouldn't crack :uri own 
pocketbjoks. or we're against it 
bec-aus* we'd have to write a larg- 
er tax check. What we're prone to 
overlook is the most important 
angli of all. Which is: have we 
js a zroup reL-:vered sufficiently 
from the depression to stand the 
strain of additional taxes? ! 

"When question lid last week-end 
in regard to the automotive 'strike. 
President Roosevelt replied: "I 
Think that in the interests of peace 
there .come moments when | state- 
ments.! conversations end headlines 
are not in order." Not bad advice 
for all | to follow, especially the two 
"-arririg factions jwho so far have 
showed a lot more enthusiasm for 
firing [their grievance* in the Dress 
than rhey have f ;r working! out a 
< omprpniise that! would lead to 
pea:e rieg^t-'ationi. The pressnt 
:mrasse. ;i = they [say in Pairis. i = 
O en era: Motors' refusal to ebne^de 
':he right of the L~AWA or any otli- 

;>argc:n:n4 agent [for? all the com- 
7--r.y's. employees J I 

The federal social sicuritylboard 
annodntes it will soon open four 
field offices in Minnesota to [assist 
in keeping wage records. JThese 
offices, to b;- ltcated in Albert Lea. 
Duluth, St. Cloud and St. Paul, will 
he staffed by employees taken from 
the civil service lists. A central 
office for the state has already 
b.en located at Minneapolis.} l Ani 
if you want to risk a guess on the 
future, it's a fairly safe one [that 
there'll be a dozen or more 'field 
ofnees in Minnesota within' five 

[ __ \ :u can t say that Howard 
! Hughc-s, movie producer, [didnt 
i r T -cw a hole in the air when he ?s- 
! tublishc-d a new west-east flight re- 
; ;-crd Isiz week. Hughes flew the 
. -_4&'j mile; from Lo 3 An?ele= to 
X ■:--.-,- York in 7 hours. i'S minutes. 
,'i5 seconds, an average of nearly 
! r, 1 - milts a minute. Thais reailv 
! -^appirfg a w:r.=". ! 

\'. e wci:.::n : pay tnis coesn't 
"■-^e" s- r. = -:-. but ; th* chief lobj^e- 

:,^-^ lB ~ : '-'"- :ir - eB \ ':* }' p - e f-'-t tnat 

"" uid b;- ■■'.-.rov.-n out of wtrki V,"hat 

■i p~r=on> r.o-.v out o: w.->rk necausp i 
t a ".*■£- a. -mess for alcoholic bever- 
-is. . Or h tha: i-r.other issiie? ■ ; 

':.- ~es and vote for :i one-man con- 
:-rvat: ; ~n ■:ommi = = :on. the fate of 

-■: ~. T-iel:r t T that tjhe present 5-man 
r.-:!: -I :?-:'■> r. _i:as proved a good case 

Anil speaking of sped, the ?~o- 
p:>«ed his^^-a^ zoning law dik-'uss- 
•r-u in this column some weeks ago 
::-= br?n submitted t: the legislat- 
ure. Under term s -f thf- bill, she 
-■rate highv.-ay commissioner i.vou:d 
be empowered to ' ilx maximum 
speeds at his own discretion, '.on 
rpced to b e dttermined by the con- 
dition -of the_ highway and its [orox- 
:-:::-,- : to thickly populated -areas. 
Tn-r maximums suggested in the 
; uil are "30 miles per hour within 
the corpor=t P limits :f cities ^nd 
trwr.s. 45- miles per' hour oh sec- 
-r.dai-y I;ighways. and 60 mi!es on 
tns major trunks. The bill! also 
falls tor periodic inspection of all 

diate present Minnesota -will have 
to count on a. minimum of $15,000.- 
Otju for old a£e assistance, of whlcn 
the state's share will be $5,000,000; 
tht- counties* share, $2,500,000; and 
'Che federal government's share, 
$7,500.0UO. \ 

That's a nifty little scheme Nazi 
authorities have cooked .up .t-jr 
chiseling a chunk of the $37,000 
Nobel mace [ prize awarded: Karl 
von Oscietsky, German war veter- 
an and pacifist. According to re- 
ports. th P Nazis intend to charge 
von Ossietsky $1.20 ' a day lor 
"board" during the three years and 
nine -months (he* was confined in a 
concentration; camp for criticizing 
Hitler's military policies. What, 
nothing fo r "lodgings?" 

The first TJ.IS. citizen to be regis- 
tered for an old-age pension under 
the Social Security act was John 
Sweeney Jr., 23ryear old clerk for 
a Brooklyn firm. The first person 
to draw such a pension was Ernest 
Ackerman, a . motbrman for the 
Cleveland streetcar company. Mr. 
Ackerman, who was 65 years old 
on Jan. 2nd, applies for and drew 
17 cents on his birthday as his 
pension for the one day the law 
had been in effect. The 17 cents 
represented 3^: per cent of his 
day* s wages. 


Building that ice palace for th? 
St. Paul winter carnival ri^ht a- 
cross th fi street from the state ca- 
pitol wa, the real McCoy, the 
printer'^ devil insists. "Just think". 
he says, ''ft. can be used for cooling 
off any of the legislators who get 
too hct under the* collar." 

Latest figures gathered by the 
national industrial conference 
board, a private group, places the 
number of jobless at S,9t>S,000 on 
Dec. 1st compared, to 10,754,000 on 
Dec. .1, 1935, 'a drop of almost 17 
per cent. Thp board reports that 
m 1&29, while employment was at 
its peak, there "was an a v: rage of 
5.5dU,0uu jo-bless during the year. 
If 1929 can be accepted as a nor- 
mal year, then we're doing fairi.- 

Keep one eye on that Sl0-a-plat2 
testimonial dinner' they're tossing 
for Postmaster General Farley in 
Washington on Feb. 15. And no: 
just to sea what the menu is, eith- 
er. There's a good chanco that 
during the evening Mr. Farley miv 
disclose whether or not he intends 
to remain on as a cabinet member. 

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Minnesota = 

a. m.MrM:a :m m- u-. a:m-im if: 

ihe ?ame v-onderfu] bed com- 
fort enjoyed iri the largest 
hotels. luxury Miners and fash- 
ionable resorts lis now yours 
' at the VendomeL Every room 
.5 equipped witha 

Th2i rior in th 11 . Canadian refor 
ni;tory :-.: Guelph. Ontario, was : 
nr.-.'D c?r.-]??-rd to any we've had ^' 
-'■:? s:o> of the border la: el; 
t^re they vcere subdued, the 
-::-;■= had burned /r wrrcked 
r >. the buildinas, with about 

ro of 

them literally and figurativelv ^^ 
in- to town. Mo=t of those r who 
escaped were caught immediately. 
Thz v^hole thins s:-und:d much 
kke a ?cene from a recent Satiirday 
Svenins Pest serial. t\"hich re- 
minds u c that some years ago the 
;ame author plotted a crim=- stjrv 
with a climax that was later 
brought to life by the perpetrators 
of Chicago's infamous St. Valen- 
tine day's massacre. 

America's finest Mattress 



It'c evident now that when fed- 
eral officials advised the Jinneso- 
ta legislature on the probable num- 
ber of persons who would apply 
for old age assistance, they were 
striking averages fronn data that 
was too limited to warrant any de- 
finite conclusions. For instance, 
they placed the "expectancy" of 
those w-ho would apply at slightly 
less than one-fifth of tie estimated 
165,000 eligible persons, o r about 
32.000. whereas the actual number 
ha s already passed 57.000 and is 
liable to exceed 60,000 by June. S3 
instead of an annual pension load 
of around 37,500,000. as the legisla- 
ture figured", the state now faces 
an annual peak of some §15,000,- 

"Those are th e cold facts, based 
on nearly a year's experience in 
slanting pensions; and whether we 
like them or not, they're out in 
the open for everyone to see. Th? 
figure* will vary from year to year 
as economic conditions vary, but 
it seems clear that for tho imme- : 

-31s in all jf the larger cities 

in many of the smaller ones 
r.iarii the occasion of President 
•eveit's hriy- fifth birthday this 
: t-aturdiy. ^\s in t'le past 
5 y^.ars. proceeds of these bails 

b^ civ;ded between local 07- 
sations ca.-fng for cripnled 
iien and thp- Warm Springs. 

foundation for sufferers from 
ttile paralysis; Seventy pir 

of the proceeds gjes to the 
! a roups. 


Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Ristau were 
Friday evening calh r = at the Ol- 
son Bros. home. ■ They also helped 
OH celebi -ata his 'birthday, which 
•:crurrEd that day. 

Mrs. ilanha Fuller of Thief Riv- 
er Falls was a business caller i a: 
;:ie ^-'is Anton hcm= Fridjy. 

Mr. .and Mrs. E. A. Ysnke and 
sans were supper guests at the Al- 
vin Xelson home Saturday even- 
Miss Evangeline Douv-ile spent 
tiic vr.ek end at her home in Thief 
River Falls. ' ! 

Charlie Schmidt of Red Lake 
Fails an<i Evelyn Vltava of Thiet 
River Falls were supper guests' at 
the Wm. Ristau home Sunday ev- 

Mr. and Mrs. B ,N\ Thorstad and 
-ion H'trpert jwer e visitors at the 
Alvin Xelson home Sunday after- 
noon ! 

Visitors at the "Wm. Ristau home 
Sunday evening were Mr. and Mrs. 
June Xelson; of Thief River Falls, 
and Mr. and- -.Mrs. E. A. Yonke. 

Miss Inez Werhan spent Sundav 
la Thief River Falls at the home 
of her friendi Miss Ethel Kivle. 

Dr. U R. Twete of f^f River 
Falls was a professitnal caller < at 
tht Wm. Ristau home Sunday. | 

Jesse Bakke was a business call 
er at the B. N .Thorstad home last 
Sunday. j 

Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Xelson and 
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Ristau spent 
Wednesday evening at the E. JA. 
Yonke home. Th=y also helped 
Earl Yonke celebrate his birthday 
which occurred that day. j 

Mr.; and Mrs. A. W. Oslo, Mr. and 
Mrs. ,Ko£*-r Anderson, Mr. and' Mrs. 
Elmer z.achar, Mr. ami Mrs. Oodd 
Sano, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Sabo, 
Mi-Jand Mrs. Gust Risiau, Mr. and 
Mrsl ijic* S'no'berg, Mrs. Charles 
Svensgaard, Mildred SvoJbodny, 
Glaays Sato- ana Alfred Olson. 

Mr. and Mrs. Gust Ristau and 
Carol, Mr;.and Mrs. Otoed Sabo and 
Dennis, and -Helen Wyaaaxa, Good- 
ridge were dinner guests at the 
Rev: Saibo home Cn Sunday. 

Mr. and Mrs. Immer ^-auuar and 
Mr. i and Mrs. Dick. Snoberg spent 
Xuesaay evening at 'lhier River 
Falls, where tbey were guests, at 
the home, of their mother, Mrs. 
Pearl tiuoberg, tne occasion being 
her fbirthday. 

ur. Beiuerman of Thief Rivtr 
Falls was ; a professional caller at 
the Jery Hruby home one oay last 

iiwald Pomerenke was a business 
calicT. in .Thief River Falls Mon- 
day. " 

Lea DuChamp of Thorhult spent 
the week end at his nome here^ 

Mr. and 'Mrs. Jce Placek and Mr. 
and Mrs. Cnailes Ptacek visited at 
the HvnrjvKiocknian home Siinuay. 

Mrsx E. W. Baumann was a busi- 
ness caller in Thief River Falls on 
Saturday. ; 

Entertains Uy-Lo Bridge Club 

Mrs. Jas. Jackson entertained 
the members of the Hy-Lo Bridge 
Club at her h:me Wednteday ev- 
ening, Jan. 20th. High hon.ors.were 
won by Mrs. W. G. McCrady and 
low by Mrs. Lars Haga. A delici- 
ous lunch was served by the hos- 
tess : at the close of the evening. 

Pinsonncaolt — Jorgenson Nuptials 

Miss Marie Pinsonneault, daugh- 
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Pinson- 
neault of Red Lake Falls, and 
Llcyd Jorgenson cf Plummer were 
married Sunday afternoon, Jan. 17, 
at 5:30 p. m. in the rectory of St. 
Joseph's Catholic church at Rad 
Lake Falls. Rev. Paul Cardin con_ 
ducted the ceremonies. 

They were attended 'Dy Miss Lu- 
cille' Pinsonneault, sister of the 
bride, and Andrew Willett of Plum- 
mer. Mr. ; and Mrs. Jorgenson will 
reside in this village, where the 
groom is engaged in! business, be- 
in^- prtprietor 01 Lloyd's Cafe. A 
wedding dance was heid m the mu- 
niLinal auditorium Saturday even- 
ing. Jan. 2^rd." Music was furnish- 
ed bv Schmidt's orchestra of Red 
Lake Falls.' . 

Entertain for Friends 
Mrs. W. G. McCrady and Miss 

Constance! Willett very pleasantly 
entertained a number of friends at 
Mac's Catc- MLnday evening. The 
evening was spent playing whist 
and bm:o. ihe gue=ti; were the 
Misses BernK-e Orr, Ruth Albrecht. 
Ann Xeudecker. Mayrae Maki. H.l- 
en Burke, Pauline Schoenauer, 
Creseenz Enderle. Monica Willett. 
Rachel Toulouse. Marcclla Willett 
and Mesdames P. Willett, Gust 
Craft. Henry Thibert and Walter 
Ptterson. Prize fcr high score at 
whist was won by Pauline Schoe- 
•:?.uer and low by Mrs. Henry Tai- 
birt. At the close" of the evening 
the hostesses served a delicious 
luntheon. " - " - 






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Billy Haose was a business easi- 
er in Thief River Falls, Monday. 

Gladys Nelson returned to her 
home Saturday from Thief River 
Falls, where she ha s been a pati- 
ent at a hospital | 

Mrs. L. DuChamp and Mrs. D. 
Shoberg visiied a t the camp at 
Thorhult on Wednesday. 

Mr -and Mrs. Oscar Nelson and 
Lehart Stock were visitors in Thief 
Rrver Falls Monday. 

, Mrs. Leo DiiChamp was honored 
at a birthday iparty at- her horn© oh 
Sunday afternoon. A delicious 
lunch was served and Mrs. Dd- 
C3iamp was presented with a" set of 
dishes as a remembrance of her 
friends. Those present included 

Phflco & Zenith 

Battery and Electric 

j Models 

6^Volt Wind 



Grygla, Minnesota 

Fire starting eitrUT jfrrm an ov- 
er-heated stove or thej power plant 
destroyed several buildings on the 
Walu'ahl Eros, farm iri Emardville. 
'i'ufesoay of last wetk. The loss 
was partly .covered byj insurance. 

Mr. aim Mrs. J. W. Paulen left 
Wtdnesuav evening for Minneapo- 
lis, wheie thir latter entered a hos- 
pital to receive medical treatment. 
Andrew Willett, who is employ- 
ed at Crookston. arrived home cn 
aaturday and visited until Monday 
at the homir of his parents, Mr. 
and Mrs. Frank Willett 

Howard and Walter Greenwald 
arrived home last w^ek. having 
spent several weeks traveling thru 
the southern states . \ 

Mrs. Geo. St. Louis, jMrs. Mary 
Eifert.and Miss Mayme Maki were 
visitor's in Thief River Falls Sat- 

Mrs. Erick Craft of Gervais is a 
patient at St. Vincents hospital in 
Crookston. > 

Frank Toulouse, who has 'been 
visiting relatives in Canada, has 
returned home. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Beaudry and 
daughter Audrey ' of Brooks are 
visiting at the Theo. Lemieux 

Mr. 1 and ; Mrs. Clarence Johnson 
and Mrs. Theo. Lemieux were 
Thief; River 'Falls visitor^ Sunday, 

Mr and Mrs. Homer Robillard 
and Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Barrington 
of Red Lake Falls visited friends 
here Saturday evening. 

Roy Hayden left Friday evening 
ftr Minneapolis. Roy makes regu- 
lar trips to the cities to take violin 
lesson at Mac Phails. 

■Miss Gladys Jorgenson, who has 
been visiting at the home of her 
brother, returned to Minneapolis 
Monday evening. 

The Misses Creseenz Enderlej 
Monica Willett and Bertha Hanson 
spent Friday afternoon in Thief 
River Falls. 

Miss Marcella Willett. who has 
been visiting at the home of her 
•parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wil- 
lett since Christmas, has return- 
ed to St. Paul, where she da em- 

Elmer Kppp drove to Crookston 
Saturday taking the Brooks and 
Terrebone 4H Club members over 
to the A. C. to attend a meeting. 

Math Gerardy, son Gerald and 
K. Grimsrud were Crookston vis- 
itors Saturday. 

Joseph Fallon, Lloyd' Hanson, 
Joseph Mack and Joseph Brekke 
went to Thief- River. Falls Friday 
to register for N-Y-A positions. 

Bert Pinsonneault of Red" Lake 
Falls visited friends here Saturday 

Mr. and Mrs. Karl Rossberg were 
Thief River Fall s visitors' Sunday 



(Continued from page 2) 

Said Mr. Barton: M Do you want 
to fight Max Schmeling again V 

Retorted Mr. . Louis: "Certainly" 

"Do you think, you can beat 
Schmelingr". ... ! 

"I will have to learn to keep my 
hands up first." J 

All of which shows" that the Ne- 
gro bomber has either a sense of 
humor or is Quite realistic . 

Also appearing before the Legis- 
lature was Miss Ellen Wilkinson, 
Labor Party member of the British 
Parliament. "We of: the Labor 
Party 'Sf England," said Miss "Wilk- 
inson, "are frankly envious of the 

progressive govenment in Minneso- 
ta.; Our desire is to do as welL". . > 
Miss Wilkinson added That am- 
ong the liberals of England the 
late Floyd B. Olson was considered 
one' of America's outstanding men 
and his name has become "almost 
a by-word for true liberalism." 

"Liberal is as> liberal does. Let 
those who proclaim themselves as 
liberals accept a liberal •program.*' 
Thus did John D. M. Hamilton, na- 
tional chairman of the Republican 
Party, plead " for a change in the 
party's political concepts at the 
16th annual luncheon of the Wom- 
en'«; National Republican Club 

In effect, Mr. Hamilton said: "Let 
Us cease being liberals in our pro- 
fessions while reactionaries at 
heart. Let us change our hearts." 
This indeed is a very candid admis- 
sion from the man who conducted 
the last Republican national cam- 
pai?p that the party's recent claims 
to liberalism were nothing but a 


shani and a fraud. ; . a confession 

that thpse who guide the destinies 
of the Republican Party today are 
still opposed to social security and 
progres 1 -et all kinds 

Mr. E amiltcn has confirmed what 
liberals in this state and in any 
other state have been saying all 
along . . . the Republican Party 
was on y smoof ng when tbey said 
they were liberals. The results oC 
the -election show that the people 
did not believr them. . . Mr. Hamil- 
ton now says that the people were- 
right. ... 

Minnesota Republirans: have the 
opportunity to prove whether they 
are liberals at heart or not by the 
support they will give Governor 
Benson'j liberal legislative, pro- 
gram, if they go along with the 
program they will . at least be able 
to enter tho next campaign forti^ 
fied against charges of false liberal- 
ism; if they do not the; issues will 
acain be clearly drawn 'as 'between 
liberalisjm and reaction. 

L. B. Hartz Stones 

Matches, strikaiite 6 Boxes 15c 

3 Lbs. 



2 Packages 



Peaberrv *»5»C 

4 £ b " 
1 Bag 






Lbs. 19c 
Lbs. 22c 
Lbs. 19c 

in Lbs. 

I U Golden 


CATSUP, * 14-oz. Bottle 10c | 8 Giant Bars 


Macaroni-Spaghetti, 2 S g . 17c 

Cor n j 


Hartz Champion 





3 Cans 

>*-.-P £ Hartz 

JELLOj 3 Pkgs. 14c I S 6 

Pkgs. 25c 




2 Pounds 

BLOCK SALT, 50 Lbs. 45c 


2 Pounds ^CL 

Dried OOC 

2L u s 

CRACKERS, 2 Lb. Box 14c 
SAUER KRAUT, 2 ^ 25c 
TOMATO JUICE, No. 10 Can 45c, 

Bag 39c 

Pound QQ P 
Sack 5JOC 





*U3taymans « »C>3 


IS 5 For 17c 


Doz. 31c 

Head Lettuce, Celery, Carrots, Cabbage 



Quality Foods for Less 

Delft 'ry 





The members oi the Eastern 
Star lodge Held a, cird party in the 
Masonic hall Wednesday night; 
Several tables of cards were play- 
<d. and lunch was served. 


The Zion Ladies Aid meets in 
tie church i parUrs Thursday af- 
ternoon. Fel>. 4, al. 2:30 o'clock! 
The Aid will be entertained by S. 
K. Dahle and S. Bergland. Rev. 
Jorgenson will, give a talk on, his 
•work in Madagascjir. Everylwdy 

bktgbtains guests 

Miss Jean Gustafson 
ffcess to a small gr 
<ber home Sunday 
Helen Wilson was 
32 o'clock dinner, 
Bertram Mosleth 
wer,-i guests during 
in addition to Mis. 
afternoon was spent 



The Goodxidge Lutheran parson- 
age was the scene pf a simple wed- 
ding ceremony St nday afternoon, 
Jan 24, when Miss Alma Pjeld be- 
came the bride o£ Irwin Chapman, 
both of Gsodridge Rev. Bjorgan 
«*liciated, and the bridal couple 
■was attended by Miss Ida Fjeld, 
sister of the bride, and Lester 
Oiiapman, brother of the groom. 
Both young people grew up in the 
Good ridge vicinity and will maiip 
their honieion a farm n&ar tjiere.; 

was lios- 

of friends at 

lfternoon. Miss 

a guest at the 

and the Messrs. 

Sammy Kivle 

the afternoon 

Wilson. The 



Tuesday evening at the home of 
Mrs. M. T. McFarland, with Miss 
Hattle Diebel and Mrs. William 
Korstad acting a s hostesses. Miss 
Elva Dixon read a paper on the 
life of Helen Hays. - 

The next meeting of the Music 
Group will be held Monday, Feb. 8, 
with Mrs-. Leon Mousley acting as 
hostess. The meeting which .was 
to be held Feb. 1, was postponed. 

The Penates Group of the Wom- 
en's Club was to meet Tuesday 
nijht, Jan. 26, but was postponed 
till Tuesday, Feb. 9. Mrs. Andy 
.-Magnus :n will be th=i hostess and 
Mrs. Alfred Skarstad -will assist. 
Mrs. Leon Kaliher and Mrs. Nor- 
bert Holzknecht will be in charge 
of the program on Italy. A paper 
•on Spain may be given by Mrs. 
Ralph McCain. 

entertains fob 
bobnholdt twins 

Mrs> .Richard Mosbeck was hos- 
tess at a party at her borne Satur- 
day night for a group of email 
boys, of which Donald and Derald 

, Bornholdt were the honor guests. 

I The other guests were Earl John- 
sen, LaMar 1 Hanson, Vernon Os- 
trom, James O'Hara, and Lawrence 
Goethe. The evening was spent in 
games and contests, and lunch was 
served at 9:30. 


airs. H. F. Harr son was hostess 
to & group of musi: students at her 
home Wednesday evening. The stu- 
dents met with the purpose cf or- 
ganizing a ' music club, and only 
ohq section of the group was pre- 

. eent. Those present were Pearl 
Kjomplein, Doris Nelson, Barbara 

, Jacobson, Marion Swanson, Bur- 
■4ette Moen, Buddy Lund, and Wil- 
lie Hrickson. The evening was 
■fetent in recital numbers by the 
napLls, after which games were 
Stayed. Lunch was served at the 
dose of the evening. 


Sfiss Violet .Anderssn was guest 
«f honor "at a party given for hf.r 
Thursday evening! at the home of 
Miss Melva Bornholdt, hostess. The 
iwxty was in honor of Miss And- 
erson's departure i for St. Paul, 
•which occurred Friday morning, 
t •wbere she will attend the Girls* 
Ejeskience Sch:ol. JThe guests pre- 
aent were the Misses- Ethel Burr 
wtad, Helen Anderson, Mona Mos- 
leth, Peggy Gustaifson, Edna Lee^, 
and Florence Born'hold!:. The even- 
ing w is spent socially. The guest 
a£ honor was presented with a 
beautiful guest .-priza. from the 


. The Current Events Group «£ 
the Women's Club; will mKt Tuesf 
<fcy nfternoon, Feb. 2, at 2:30, at 
the home of Mrs. John Lind at 347 
North Kendall. Mrs. M. J. Long 
frill b e the 'assist iii v hostess. Ths 
program will consist cf a discus- 
sion on. the topic,: "Tariff and our 
Monetary System", by Mrs. H. O. 

The meeting of the Drama Group 
of the Women's Club was held on 


Miss Ethel Burstad was hoste3S 
at a meeting of the sewing club at 
her home Monday evening. The 
guests- present were the Mesdames 
Richard Mosbeck, jLeon Johnson, 
Everett Thomas, Lucy Mathews^n, 
and Art Hanson, and the Misses 
Bernice and Irma Anderson, Flor- 
ence and Melva Bornholdt, Alice 
Chris.tianson, and [Ruby Johnson. 
After' an evening spent in needle- 
work, a deiicious luncheon was 
served by the hostess. 


Mrs. George Erickson was the 
hostess at a party at her home on 
Monday evening in honor of her 
■mother, Mrs. H. F. Erickson df- 
Minmapolis, who has. been visiting 
in this city the past five weeks and 
plans ly letuiii to her home this 
week end. In addition to - the hoii- 
or guest, the i jilowing' were pre-. 
s.Mii.: the Mesdames Ti.'3-ra Xelson, 
O. F. Halldin, -Nonnan Johnson, 
Art Johnson, Leonard Johnson, 
Leonard Hanson, Carl Melby, 
George Baken, O. L. Skorhehn, 
Charles Conner, Martin Stenberg, 
Alfred Stenberg, and S. Salveson. 
Three) tables of whist were played, 
with prize fo r high honors going 
to Mrs". Martin. Stenberg, and low 
honors going to Mrs. Halldin. M~3. 
H. F. Erickson was nresented with 
a levely guest prize. Midnight 
lunch was served. 

Mrs. H. F. Erickson was honor- 
ed at the home of Mrs. Norman 
Johnson (daughter , of Mrs. Erick- 
son) Saturday af-;yrnoon. The 
guests at this party were the Mes- 
dames Leonard Hansont Otto Hall- 
din. Frank Hammergren, Carl Mel- 
by, Charles Conner, JO. L. SlWrheim, 
Leonard Johnson, Art Johnson, M;i- 
rio Stenb^Tir Alfred Stenberg, 
George Baken. S. Salveson. Martin 
Stenberg. and George Erickson. 
The afternoon was spent in sewing 

The Biggest 

In Town 

For Only 


Mr. Farmer- 

What did you receive for your but- 
terfat last month? 

If you had hauled your cream to the 
Thief River Co-operative Creamery 
you would have received 39c. : 

Why not start this year right by 
selling your cream during 19 3 7 
thru the Thief River Falls cream- 

ejry. ' | 

ISIext time you come to town bring 
us your can of cream. You will al- 
ways receive top price.. 

Thief River Co-operative 
I Creamery 

G. S. Berglund, Manager 

after which a delicious lunch, serv- 
ed on trays, was enjoyed, 

Mrs. Leonard Hang?n was hos- 
tess at a Darty at her; home Tues- 
day afternoon in honor of Mrs. Er- 
ickson, ! The guest listjincluded the 
guest of honor, Mrs. Erickson, and 
tha Mesdames Norman Johnson, 
George Erickson, Martin Stenberg, 
S. Salveson, Harry Schuster, and 
Charles j Schuster. The afternoon 
was spent in sewing, j A delicious 
two-course lunch was; served at 4 
o'clock, :with tal>Ui decbrations car- 
ried ■out in valentine colors. 


; A meeting of the General Wom- 
en's Club was held in the Civic Ac 
Commerce rooms in the Auditori- 
um Monday evening." i A business 
meeting was held and current ques- 
tions dealing with club work taken 
up. The program consisted of a 
ppiippet show entitled '^Snow White" 
which was under, th& direction of 
Mrs. Hazel Halgrim. ; Miss Lucille 
Curtis, Mrs. Charles' Dostal, and 
Mrs. Agnes Is-raelson assisted Mrs. 
Halgrim in [presenting the show. 
Refreshments were serwtf by the 
Mesdames George Werstlein, J. 
[Provencher, and B. OJ Norby. 


Mrs. H. E. Nelson' was hostess 
to several members of the Degree 
of Honor lodge at her home Tues- 
day afternoon, the occasion being 
installation of officers. A business 
meeting was held, after which the 
following officers wera installed: 
Mrs. John Rolland, past president; 
Mrs. T.: S. Brokke, president; Mrs. 
James Steen, treasurer; Mrs. A. J. 
Berg, financial treasurer; Mrs. G. 
H. Mayer-Oaki:s, vice president; 
Mrs. Anton Carlson, usher; and 
Mrs. Ei W. Johnson, pianist. In- 
stalling officers Were Mrs. GeoTge 
Dalfcon, Mrs. H .E. Nelson, past 
president; and Mrs. Anton Carl- 
son, usher. Several of the mem- 
bers "ware unable to come due to 
illness, so the remainder of the of- 
ficers will be installed at a "later 
date. Mrs. Nelson served luncheon 
at the close of the meeting. 


A .group of friends surprised Mr. 
and Mrs. Clarence Reinscbmidt at 
Vhousewarming party at their new 
■home at 923 Main Avenue North, 
Saturday night. The guests pres- 
ent vtstre the Misses Lucille Lar- 
son, Esther Freed, Evelyn Auger, 
and 'Marion Holzknecht, the Messrs. 
■Milton an<j Justice Larson, Tommy 
pr.otz, Charles Haverland, Gordon 
Hoel, Eddie Sblherm, Ray Young, 
Bob Huff, Ray 'Rose, and Mr. and 
Mrs. Earl McKay. Th& (Messrs 
Tommy Protz, Ray Young, an«*, Bob 
Huff are employed in Red Lake 

The evening waa spent in .danc- 
ing and card playing, and the self- 
invited guests served a delicious 
lunchiton at a laje hour. The hon- 
or guests, Mr. and Mrs. _ Rein- 
schmidt, were presented ■with a 
beautiful gift from .the group . 


Miss Clara HalvoTson and Miss 
Myrtle Forester, teachers at the 
Northrop school, entertained a- 
group of friends at the Kern Olson 
apartment Monday evening. The 
guests present .were the Misses 
Ruth Mickelson, Agnts and Emma 
Tandberg, Ragna Steenerson, Or- 
pha Gabrielson, Lenore Jorgenson, 
Alice Bredeson, Irin'a Springen, 
Mrs. L. B. Hartz, and Mrs. Charles 
Snyder. The evening was spent so- 
cially, with games and contests 
furnishing the entertainment. The 
hostesses served a delicious lun- 
cheon at 10:30. 


Mrs. I. G. Lane was hostess to a 
small group of friends' at her home 
Tuesday afternoon in honor . of 
Mrs. Russell Mahoney, who is leav- 
ing this week end with her husband 
for Bagley. Those present were 
thb henor guest, Mrs. Mahoney, 
Mrs. A. B. Stenberg, Mrs. Ahbie 
Wassgren, and Mrs. Clair O'Hara. 
The afternoon was spent socially. 1 


I Mr .and Mrs. C. Dave Gustafson 
were hosts to a few of their friends 
at their home Wednesday evening. 
Those present at the 6:30 dinner 
were. Mr. and Mrs. Smith and son 
Bob and Mr. and Mrs. 'M. P. Erick- 
son and daughtET Brunei!. The 
evening was spent socially. 


Mrs. John Lind was hostess -at a 
■1:30 three-course bridge luncheon 
at hej home Tuesday afternoon. 
Twd, tables of bridge were played, 
with Jiigh honors g-ing to Mrs. Roy 

Four tables of bridge were play- 
ei at the horn;- of Mrs. Lind Wed- 
nesday afternoon. A two-course 
! hridge luncheon was served at l::j0, 
after which the afternoon was 
spent in* playing cards, with Mra.. 
Robert Douglas^ recs4ving high 
scores, and Mrs. H. E. Nelson sec- 
ond high. Bouquets of mixed 
spring flowers were urfed as decor- 
ations on bobh occasions. 

Ice Arena Which Will House Grand Forks Carniva 1 Feb, 5-6-7 


Mrs-. H .FY Erickson of Minnea- j 
polis, who has been visiting in this j 
city" the Past five weeks and plans \ 
on leaving jtbis week end, was hon- ' 
ored at a party giv£ii by Mrs. O. F. 
Halldin Wednesday afternoon. The 
guests present were the honor 
guest, Mrs. H. Erickson, Mrs. 
Geoi'ge Erickson, Mrs. M. O. Sten- 
bETg, Mrs. Norman Johnscn, Mrs. 
Helmer Halland, Mrs. Arthur John- 
son, and Mrs. B, J. Hoium. Sever- 
al others were invited, but due to 
illness were unable to come. Mrs. 
H. F. Erickson is the moth&r of 
Mrs. George Erickson, Mrs. M. 
Stenberg, and Mrs. N. Johnson. 

The afterno:n was spent social- 
ly, with needlework serving as the 
diversion, and a 4:30 lunch was 
served to the guests. Mrs. Erick- 
son was presented with a guest 
prize from Mrs. Halldin. 

State Hotel Licenses 

Deadline Is Feb. 


■Miss Hattie Diebel was hostess 
to a group of Lincoln High School 
teachers at the M. T. McFarland 
home Wednesday evening. The 
dinner, which was served at six 
o'clock* was. 'in honor of her sister, 
Mrs. J. C. Sleeper of Minneapolis, 
who arrived here Saturday. The 
guests present were the Misses Al- 
ice Stapletoh; Minnie Leavitt, Win- 
ifred Wengeleri Lois Thorsen, RfO- 
sine Dahleh; ^Blanche Greenland, 
Tora Larson, Manie Wise, Ragna 
Steenc-rsoni Helen Margaret Olson, 
Agnes Tandberg, Irma Springen, 
Harriet Hellquist and the Mes- 
dames William Korstad, and Clara 
Gay Paulson. 

Miss Linda Gausen, accompanied 
by the Messrs^ Marvin Borgen 
and Lloyd Rustad returned Satur- 
day morning from a week's viait 
in Aberdeen, S. Dak. Whits- there 
thev visited' the latter's sister, 
Miss Bernice Rustad, who is- »m- 
pl'Dyed in '•'- the Woolworth store 
there. Mis-uRustad form£<rly work- 
ed in the Wa&lworth store in this 
city. They,' had planned to go to 
the cities and to Albert Lea, but 
du=- to blocked roads were forced 
to stay in Aberdeen. Snow drifts 
20 feet high were reported. 



Mrs. Ole Magnusson died at 
Grand Forks,. Jan. 24. She. was 
born Dec. 6, 1849, in Norway. Fun- 
eral services' will be held in the 
St. Pauli church, which is situat- 
ed between Plummer and Hazel, 
Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. 
Full details', will be gfven nest 

A penalty will be assessed if li- 
censes are not paid before Feb. 1 
by hotels, 1 restaurants^ nHces of 
refreshmE-nts, boarding houses, etc. 
it was announced this! week by 
Laura E. Naplin, director of the 
division' of hotel inspection of the 
state department of health. 

Included in the places <.t busi- 
ness required to apply for a license 
are also apartments, resorts, tour- 
ist homes, oil stations, drug stores, 
pool 'halls, bakeries, bar rooms, 
dance halls, hamburger stands, 
grocery stores, concession stands, 
anfl golf courses. 

Those places of business which 
hav R had a license In the past wers 
mailed a warning notice with an 
application- blank. Proprietors who 
hav e started business recently 
should write the department at 
once. The license fee of $3.50 has 
a penalty of $1.50 added if not re- 
mitted by Feb: 1. • 

Indian Relics Destroyed 
As Landmark Burns 

Priceless Indian relics, some 
more than a hundred years old, 
were- lost' "when fire destroyed the 
White Earth home of Tony Donald. 
The "main portion of the structure 
/was a log|house, built in 1873. The 
loss of the building, considered one 
of the oldest landmarks remaining 
at White Earth, was regarded. ; by 
natives of the reservation village 
as a real misfortune. In addition, 
old furniture and Telics, prized- as 
invaluable possessions, were des- 
troyed, iji re. started when an old 
stove exploded and thn maid and 
small children, the only occupants 
at the time, dashed out of the 
building,, failing to spread the al- 

School should write to. Miss £*rich- 
a'rd at the above address at once., 
The next regular term, begins -on: 
February 1st. 

The District (NYA Office at De- 
troit Lakes, the NYA Area Offices 
at Bemidji, Crookston, Thief River 
Falls. Moorhead and Fergus Fails, 
as well as.the several county relief 
agencies throughout the district 
can furnish information regarding 
the rules for eligibility to work un- 
der the NYA. " 


- We wish hereby to express our ' 
sincere appreciation to our. many 1 
friends who so kindly assisted dur- 
ing the 'death an^i burial of our be- 
loved husband and father. Also for 
the floral offering and other deeds 
of sympathy. 

Mrs. Chas. Alexander 
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Alexander 
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Presfcbo 
Edna Alexander. 


Mrs. H. H>astveit was> hostess at 
a meeting of the bridge club at her 
home Monday evening. The guests 
present were the Mesdames Frank. 
Hammergren, Ed Holmsbrom, J. W. 
Ruane, .Prod Protz, P. J. Michaels, 
Joe Dostal, Jr., and Cy Thompson, 
who took the place of Mrs. D. M. 
Cbnners. Two tables of bridge 
were palyed with high prize going 
to Mrs. Hammepgren, and prize. for 
low honors going to Mrs. Thomp- 
son. At the close of the evening 
lunch was served by the hostess. 


E. R. StangheUe, interviewer 
Telephone 411 , : 

Two openings Cor shoe salesmen, 
wages ranging from! ¥75.00 to 
$125.00 per month, are now on fit? 
with the National Reemployment 
Service. Experienced 1 applicants 
are wanted immediately. 


lis week the NRS office has 
had openings for anj electrician^ 
shoe salesmen, automobile mechan- 
ics, a registered pharmacist, heavy 
machinery installer,! machinest, 
tailor, mechanical draftsman and 

An experienced rag 1 -weaver 
wants work. Does weaving in 'her 
own home. Gall 411. -j 

Farm hands should! register for 
employment now. Several open- 
ings are. on file. j 

I There lis a constant demand for 
maids. Women Interested In hou3e 
. work either on farms 1 or In town 
' should contact the NRS" office at 

Applicants are 'reminded that 
they must renew their applications 
for employment every thirty daya 


Ole Hogquist passed away at 7:10 
p. m. Jan. 23, at his home at Pine 
Avenue North in this city. He was 
71 years and- 6 months old at the 
time of his dtsoth, being bom July 
19, 18t>5, in Helsingland, Sweden. 
He came to the United States in 
1S86, going * first to Pennington 
County. =He later lived at Shelley, 
Minn., and in R«J Lake County, 
and in 1936 moved tft the Town- 
ship of North, where he. has since 
made his home. 

Surviving him. are two brothers, 
Erlck arid. Jonas, both of this city. 
His parents,, one sister, and three 
brothers preceded hini in death. 

Funeral' services were conducted 
in the chapel of the Erickson and 
Lund Funeral Home Wednesday af- 
ternoon, Jan, 27, at 2 p.m. Gust 
Berg of this., city conducted the 
services. Interment .was made in 
the Greenwood cemetery. 


• _: *,__ . . • 

Wheat— • : . 

No. 1 Dark Northern 1.28 

Dark Nor, 68 lb... test 1.26 

No. 1 Mixed Duinnl 1.19 

No. 1 Red Durum . 1-07 

Hard An«ber Dnrom 1.24 

Barley .74 

Flax 1-86 

Oats -40 

Rye -91 

Corn 1.02 


Light Hens . -08 

Heavy Hens ' ' ~ -13 

Cocks ' .05 
Oo-lored. Stags orer 4% 

good condition .09 
Colored Stags under 4%' 

good condition .06 

Leghorn Stage ■ .06 

Ducks, 4% lbs. and orer .10 

Ducks, under 4% lbs. .08 

Geese .08 




Grade No. 2 ..:■:.■: 


Grade No. 3 ■•■• 


Grade 1 J)i"- ' 
Medium- Grade . . 
Grade 2 Eggs 


State Awards Six 
Highway Contracts 

To Cost $185,000 

Contracts for the construction of 
tw n higbway bridges, nine culvert; 
and 19 mi. of other improvements 
to cost $185,000 have been award- 
ed by N. W. Elsborg, state highway 
commissioner. Construction of tbj. 
bridgec will get under way at once 
and the other work is scheduled to 
h : » started not later than April 1. 
The -work, in Clearwater. Lyon. 
Mower aiM Wabasha coun f ies. w ; ll 
Include 5.9 miles of grading and 
gravel base, 2.6 miles cf grading 
and sewer syphon and 10.5 miles of 
stabilized aggregate- base and sub- 
grade treatment. Among the con- 
tracts are: 

Clearwater County 

Stabilized aggregate base and 
subgrade treatment - Trunk high- 
way No. 92, between 14 miles south 
of Baelevi and six .nvle s southeast 
of Mallard; length 10.5 miles; P.^r- 
rell Contracting Co.,' -of St. Paul 
$27,268. j .--' 

Babcock Memorial To 

Be Citizen's Drive 

The. statewide campaign to es- 
tablish an; appropriate memorial to 
the late Charles M. Babcock will 
be a truly' "citizen's drive", seeking 
Its^-Bupport from small contribu- 
tions by citizen groups, good roads 
advocates am? .automobile clubs. 

Announcement of thl Q policy was 
made this week by the committee 
of the Charles M. Bab^ck Memor- 
ial Association, of which N. W. Els- 
berg, Babcock's- successor as state 
comnusfoner of highway, is an ac- 
tive membtT. 

Girls Residence School 

The National -Youth Administra- 
tion of Minnesota operates a school - 
for girls at 1006 Ivy Street. St. 
Paul, under the' direction of Miss 
Adella Pricbard. This is a state- 
wide project- and ascommoda^si? 
approximately one hundred girls' at 
a time, for a term of. four months; 
Young women between: the ages 
of 18 and 25 who are Tmyslcally and 
mentally normal, and who are oth- 
erwise elieible to ; work on NYA 
proiectsr may be enrolled at the' 
school. The courses offered are of 
a bir-ad ; and. practical nature in- 
cluding ^household management; 
foods, clothing, music, art* and 
nraft, advanced . typing, parliamen- 
tary law> and other useful lines. 
During a part of pach dav the girls 
are assigned to ! work projects for 
which they are pa'd th°< acbpduled 
NYA rates in the St. Paul "District 
With the money, earned ithey are 
able to pav for . their room and 
board which leares'tf small amount 
for personal sending <*>'ch month. 
There Is.iib tuition charge. 
\ Girls - who ar<» either workine cii 
th^NYAinow.or who can be certi- 1 
fled- for this work and "Would like 
to attend; the: Girls Residence. 

i ; **».ulijur!fe'^ujereiwi« 

•"^:<i;r.r*'jji,;,l;jUrS.";* J ; 


Alt for 29c 


16- oz. 

Tomato orVeg, 

5 for 

22 OZ 3 for 






BeanS, Pork^'Beans 5 TOT 

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Oolripn Bantam i- Cans ^■•3"L» 


7 for 

falsing, T s h e °eX?s n 4 Lbs 

? Golden Bantam ^ Cans 

Nearly 6 lbs. O 30-oz. - 
j for less than 30c« Cans ' 

BREAD, IS S 2 for 19c 



Dates, Fresh, 
Wheat Cereal 
RICE, Blue Rose, 


2 Lbs. 19c 
II Lbs. 19c 
4 Lbs. 23c 
2 Lbs. 15c 

Sandwich Cookies, Lb. 19c 

LARD, "EST 2 Lbs. 29c 


Bologna, Swift's 2 Lbs. 33c 
Summer Sausage, Lb. 18c 

Land O'lakes Style j 4 4 <\ 

American Cheese, 5 '& 1-19 

Cornflakes^ for25c 

) Packages 

CALL 322 Telephone Your Orders FREE .DELIVERY 
Prices for the Week, Subject to Stock on Hand 


Just Across from the Postoffice 

Quality Foods at Lowest Possible Prices 



at the home t hep mother, 
Mjts. Louise Mosteck, in polk Cent- 


Jo e Becker Earl Gj-:ines, Leo 
^eedy, and Bud Schuster, all uf 
ikia city, spent Saturdir}- night in 

i , 

%li& Ellen. Lindbl:m spent the 
■week end visiting her rarents in 

Brayi Ellen j attends hi 
hi Jchos city. 

Paiii Harris erf . this Uty 
Farraer-Lahorj associatic 

nan, will be one -of the _ t 

at h. dinner tojbe given preceding a 
dance at Ihe farmer- Labor conv 
tjon. Friday evening, Jan 

:h school 


His. ]^\ Krohn of Viking visited 
a few days last m«k in this city 
at the home of her daughter, Mrs. 
Xorbert Holzknecht. ; 

Miss Alice Holberg, who is em- 
ployed in Habby's Beauty Shop in 
this city, spent the week end" in 
Red Lake Foils visiting at the 
home of her parents. 

F. E. Tunbexg was a business 
caller in i Clearbrook Monday. He 
returned to his home here the same 
aay. | 

Inez Werlian;of Sanders' spent 
Sunaay in this' city visiting at the 
home of her friend. Miss Ethel 

Mrs. A. M. Eng'en and Mrs. A. J. 
Odin of this city spent Wednesday 
in Winnipeg attending to business 
matters. j 

Adjutant H. W. Fayten, an ofO- 

ctr o£ the Salvation Army, will be 
in this city Friday, Jan. 29, to or- 
ganize an ^advisory board". The 
meeting is called for 3:30 p. m. 

Mr.' and Mrs. Jim Steen, Mr. and 
Mrs. Ed. Hill, and Miss Edna Gil- 
christ will mztor to Grand" Forks 
Friday, where they will attend the 
funeral service a °f Mr. - Steen's 
niices, Mrs. F. O. Robertson. 

Miss Monica Wiener of this city 
left Thursday of last , week for 
Bagley, where &h.v will be employ- 
ed in the resettlement efficei Mon- 
ica i s the daughter of Mr ; and 
Mrs .Casper Wiener. 

Glenn Wilson, who is employed 
in the shoe department of the J. C. 
Penney store-, spent th e week ^nd 
im St. Hilaire visiting at the home 
«f his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. 


t Hartmim left Monday lor 

Grand Forks, where he attended to 


maiters of business. He 
Wejinesuay. Mr. Hartma 
new manager !of the 

i is. the 
ool worth 

r" ' j 

■lliss Lydie Kici 

Oief \collez, 
this! city ; 
Teaching i 
here three 
caubhttr of Dr 

e. who attends S' 
in XorthiUld, is in 

this time 

music. She 

:-:-'ks. Miss Rfce is th 

and Mrs. H. J. Ric^ 

will be 

Hsaken Olson left Sunday night 
icr St. Paul, whs-re he will attend 
the X:rthwest Buyers and Jobbers 
convention. Mrs. Olson left Wed- 
nesday night for St. Paul, and from 
there they will go to Chicago -where 
they will act as buyers for the op- 
ening of th-& new Oen's store. While 
there Mr. Olson will also attend the 
Interstate Merchants Council., They 
expect to be gone about ten days 
;>r two weeks. 

Mr. and Mrs. Russell Mahoney, 
Miss Eleanore Sullan and Stephen 
Koark spent Saturday afternoon in 

Miss, Lena Spsn of Greenbush 
visited in this city Monday through 
Wednesday at the home of Mr. and 
Mrs. Oscar Stadum. 

-Hal Ekers-n left Sunday night ?or 
Minneapolis, where he will attend 
the Rexall Convention. H e is ex- 
pected back Thursday (today) or 
h riday. 

and arrived here Sunday {morning. 

Maurice Novak and Miss Ruby 
Willert, both of Crookstbn, were 
Sunday guests at the home of Mr. 
and Mrs. Joe Novak of this city, 
parents of Maurice. Returning to 
Crsokston Sunday evening they 
were- accompanied by Charles Mil- 
ler and Clyde Keith^botlr members 
oi Clyde Myers' .orchestra of 
Crookston. The two latter had 
spent Saturday night and Sunday 
■m this city visiting friends. 

frhief River Pharmacy 

O. H. Eketen & Sons 



whiter ' teeth, ■ sweeter 
' breath, use. Briten Tooth 
Paste. Its safe flotation process 
Bends tiny bubbles into hidden 
angles your tooth brush misses, 
where decay dangers lurk, 
where fobd' particles cling to 
taint the breath. 



Best By Test 



The Dionne Quints 
are 5 good reasons 
why your, child 
should have only 

the best. ! j 

I |- 

Dr. Dafoe uses ;; . . 
Ifuretest Cod Liyer 
Oil exclusively!! in 
their^jet. . . Your 
child deserves the 
best. jl 

Mr. and Mrs- T. C. Haney re- 
turned Saturday Cr>-?m Graad : Fork3, 
win-re they had been for a few days 
attending the All American Tur- 
key Show. 

Miss Violet Anderson of this 
icity, accompanied by Marvin Ben- 
son, also of this city, and Russell 
Moldren of Crookston left Friday 
morning for St. Paul, where Miss 
Anderson will attend the Girls* Re- 
sidence S -hool. The two latter at- 
tended^ a raeetirur of the NYA ad- 
ministrators. Mr. Benson return- 
ed Tuesday. 

ditorium Wednesday evening, Feb. 
3. The following student^ will 
participate: Jack Longley, . Ruby 
Risberg, Marian Anderson, Blaine 
Wallin, Olga. Underdahl, Donna 
Schinkey, Amelia Wappuia, Mick- 
ey Peterson. An admission fee 
will be charged. 

The. sub-district contest will be 
held at Xi/wfolden this year, Men- 
day evening, Fi'b. 8. One from 
each cf the divisions will represent 
Middle River at this contest. 

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Prestbo, 
daughter and ssn-in-law of the de- 
ceased Charles Alexander, arrived 
hi this city Sunday and Thursday 
respectively, and attended the fun- 
eral of Mrs. Prestbo's father. Mr. 
Prestbo left Tuesday night, and 
Mrs. Prestbo will remain in this 
city till Sunday or Monday of nest 
week. ; 

Favorite subject — Biology. 
Future ambition — Aviator. 

Inspiration— Lindbergh. 

Freshmen Enjoy Sleigh Bide Tarty 

The Freshman class and several 
of the teachers enjoyed a aleigii- 
ride party Thursday evening. 
There were many tumbles taksn 
in the snow, the teachers being no 
exception to the hilarious experi- 
ences. After ah hour's ride the 
load of pep returned to the school 
house, where a delicious lunch was 
served to the hungry and exhaust- 
ed troop. | . 


Why Is it that: 

M arion, is called Banjo-eyes? 

Ruth always . disappears at a 
dance? - 

Millie " alway« blushes when you 
mention Badger or Thief River 

Hazel is always smiling down at 
an **M R" on her sweater? 

Shirley always has her hair set 
on Friday? 

Olga is so Lloyd conscious ? 



(Crowded out last week) 

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Van Altvorst 
and Ole Homme Jr., of this city, 
visited at the Ole Lee and Peti 
Gustafson homes- in River Valley 

A large shipment of clothes 
racks were just received. Reason- 
ably priced. Oeoi's Hardware ad. 

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Berge.and 
family of this city visited at the 
home of Dr. and" Mrs. DavidBerge 
in Roseau Sunday, and also at- 
tended the hockey game. 

Donald Holt, who is employed by. 
th= Gamble store, spent the week 
end in xhis city visiting at ■ the 
home of Mr. and Mrs. M. P. Eriek- 
son, as a guest cf BrunelL 

Mrs. Stella Moen of tJrand Forks 
spent the week en<i in this city 
visiting at the hi-me of Mr. and 
Mrs. James Winjum. Mrs. Moen 
is a sister of Mrs. Winjiiro. 

Kunebet Paotznich of St. Cloud 
arrived in this city Tuesday morn- 
inz and .attended the funeral of 
Charles Alexander. He returned 
to his home Tuesday evening. 

Orrin Hall left "Wednesday night 
for Minneapolis. From there he 
will go to St. Louis, where h'e will 
attend a shoe convention, and buy 
stock for the opening of Oen's new 
store. . 

Mr. and Mrs. Olaf Brenna and 
family of Middle River spent Tues- 
day in this city, where they attend- 
ed the funeral >f Uharles Alexand- 
er Mrs, Brenna is a sister of Mrs. 

Slam! Bang! Prices 

65c PIN EX, i 3^c 

3fc Vick's Rub, _|.[ l^c 

63c Bromo Seltzer, 39c 

50c Ipana Tooth Paste, :...31c 

Aspirin, Bottle of 100 12c 
POULTRY COD OIL, °[5S!f"^...apc l 

OIL, \ Gal 



KURIKO, [Genuine]. -89c 

SYRUP, Guaranteed J . 50c 

Mill MOUTH WASH,.. 49c 



! PL 9C 


j Chest Rub 

Cigarettes, Pkg. 12c 2 for 23c 
Buy them by the carton 1.15 • 

And efery Sunday, ICE CREAM, 25c qt. 

Complete News Stand 

Ldusf Killer for Stock, | Sahadilla and 
Sulphur 501 

"Save with Safety 

Miss Joyce Nelson, of Baudette 
spent the week end visiting in this 
city with livr friend. Miss Marion 
Norby. Miss Nelson is formerly 
of Chicago, and Is employed at 

: Mrs. J. C. Sleeper of Minneapolis 
arrived ■ in. this city Saturday, and 
will spend about two weeks with 
her sister, Miis Hatti e Diehel, 
teacher in the local high school. 

i Miss Ruth Thoraen, who attends 
the University of North Dakota in 
Grand Forks, will suend the week 
end in this city visiting iur sister, 
Miss Lois Torseh, who teaiches hijh. 
school here. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ed O'HJara and 
faniilv motored to Warren Sunday, 
where they spent the day" visiting 
at the home of Mr. -^nd Mrs. Otto 
Ranum, daughter and son-in-law of 
Mr. and Mrs. O'Hara. 

(Crowded out last week) 


Editor-in-chief, Mickey P-eteraon. 
■a-sst. Editor, Doris Carlson. 
Snorts editor. Jack Longley. 
Heporters, Ruth Waltonen, Donna 

Schenkey, Marjorie Evans, and 

Borghild Aune. 

Herbert Archibald, who is- em- 
ployed at the A. & T. Home Furn- 
ishings In _ this icity, is spending 
the . week in Bemidji visiting his 
mother and sister, who make: their 
honie there: 

Mr. and .Mrs. : Richard Mosbeck 
oi this city spent Sunday at the 
home of Mr. and: Mrs. Ruben Rux 
in Bray. They wens- accompanied 
by Miss Grace M;sbeek and George 
Lindblom, also of this city, i 

Mr3. George Sdhulky and daugh- 
ter Mary Ellen of tiiis city will 
return Sunday from Tenatrike, 
Minn,, whire they have visited for 
some tune at the home of Mr. and 
Mrs. George Schulky, Sr. . : 

A. E. Mattson, business manascr 
of ths Times, left Tnursday higat 
by train far St. Paul ,whei;e he 
attended the Minnesota Editorial 
convention. : He returned to his 
home nere the first of the week. 

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Alexander of 

Fargo, arrived in 

day, where they attended the fun- 

eral of . the 

thia city Thurs- 

iforar,er*s father, 

Charles Alexander. They left on 
■Wednesday for tieir borne in' Far- 

William Alexander of Hayward, 

Wis., (brother of 

Charles Alexaod- 

daT afternoon,) 

er, whose funteral was held Tues- 

acocmpaniedl by 

hi3 daughter, Mra. Bd" Hoff oflDu- 
luth, spent MoncUy and Tuesday in 
this city. I ; ; 

Clarence OlTerdahl, who -was f or- 
m£Tly employed in die Hartz 'store 
in this city, spent the week i end 
here visiting his j parents, Mr. and 
Mrs. Ole Offexdahl. He is now; em- 
ployed in the BEarte store in Fo 33- 
ton, Minn, j I • j 

Mrs; J. P. Hanrtina, who Tisited 
in. this city] a few days last week, 
left Sunday morning for her home 
in Winnipeg. While here she vis- 
ited* at the home of her sister, Mrs. 
Harold Eide, and also with other 
relatives, j I 

WesOer Wheeler and C. W. San- 
de, metered to Grand Forks Thurs- 
day, where they [attended the Ml 
American Turkey, Show. Return- 
ing home the same, day they were 
accompanied from Crookston to 
this city by Phil Brain. 


J, H. TJlvan, odtior of the : Tri- 
County Forum, left Thursday night 
for St. Paul, where he attended a 
convention of the Minnesota 1 Ed- 
itorial association which was I held 
Friday and Saturday. He return- 
ed to this city Monday morning. 

Mna.'.H. F. Erickson, -who: ■ has 
(been visiting in this city for 1 the 
past five weeks at' the home of her 
daughter, Mrs. George Erickson, 
will leave this Week end for her 
heme in Minneapolis-. She also 1 Tis- 
ited other relatives while here. 



Mrs. Risberg has been confined 
to her bed mist of the time for the 
past w£ek from an attack of the 

■ Jim Einerson, school bus driver 
■en the route west had the 
misfortune of a breakdown on his 
bug a mile out from town Tuesday 
morning, which necessitated his 
borrowing an open sleigh to bring 
his load of school children in. It 
happened ■ t3 be one of the very 
coldest mornings of the winter and 
Mr. Einerson froze one cheek, quite 
■badly. His two children were also 
frozin -some, altho ncne of the 
other children were touched by the 

The creamery operators tried out 
the buttermilk dryer in actual op- 
eration Saturday, manufacturing 
several sacks of the; finished dried' 
buttermilk. It did the business all 
right altho it seemed to be a two- 
man job ti keep up- sufficient steam 
from the boiler. 

The Hans Olson family of Vik- 
ing weny guests" at Mrs. Wright's 
Sunday. They have just recover- 
ed from a siege of flu and report- 
ed that the epidemic is quite pre- 
valent in Viking and th-^ surround- 
ing country. 

Owing to the fact that several of 
the members of the women's club 
were sick, and to the further face 
that the weather was bittirly cold, 
the scheduled meeting cf the club 
tor last Friday was called off. 

Altho the rehearsal of the choir 
that was to have bes-n held Monday 
evening of last week was called on* 
on account of the church not bef- 
ing heated up, the rehearsal last 
evening (Monday) was th-a most 
encouraging cne held yet, there be- 
ing twenty in attendance. 

The Middle River Independents 
basketball team played Red lake 
Falls Tuesday. Well tell you the 
score in our next week's news. 
A Word About Our Books 
A sure sign of carelessness and 
disregard in any pupil is leaving 
his books lying around neglectful- 
ly, losing, or disfiguring them. Few 
pupils would think of deliberately 
destroying their own property; yet 
they do. not hesitate at all to mark 
their Initials or draw pictures in 
books which belong to the school 
and conimunity as a whole. Whe_ 
ther the. pupils realize it- or, not 
they are destroying property which 
thev themselves must qcme day 
help pay for. And how absolutely 
needless is this wanton waste of 
the school's property! It wouldn't 
ba ! any harder to return a book to 
the library at once than- to wait 
about a month and then hnd it has 
been mislaid in the meantime. If 
a bpok has been lost, make an ear- 
nest effort to find it; and when you 
do I find it, be sure and return It 
where it belongs-. 

The school is supplying the li- 
brary with new books again this 
year. Let's co-operate with ! zhe 
teacher* and librarians in taking 
care of both tie new and old books 
to jthe greatest extent. If we dp 
so,: we shall continue to have a li- 
brary of which we can honestly bo 
3>rdud. D. C. 

The Tapestry of Life 

The following theme was selected 
from the senior themes for publi- 

At the close of each day each 
one of us is putting a linishing 
touch fcs the picture which will, af- 
ter our death, be our tapsstry of 
life. Some of these tapestries, "if 
we are careful in the making or 
them, will be beautiful and noble; 
others again will be undesirable. 

Abraham Lincoln's life'is pleas- 
ant to consider. All of his works 
show honesty and courage. He a- 
chieved his greatness through his 
love for his fellow-beings. If we 
all put forth our best efforts in 
our own accomplishments, we-, too 
would be creating a beautiful tap- 
estry fo r posterity. 

A criminal's' history would pre- 
sent us with a horrid painting.. Jn 
the performance of each evil act 
he causes suffering and harm to 
individuals. Crime, the bane to so- 
ciety, is continually responsible 
for the death of -persons of high 

A doctor's tapestry of life would 
reveal to us pictures of noble self- 
denlal, endurance-, hardships, and 
kindness. j 

■Each one Is responsible for the 
appearance of his own tapestry of 
life- Let us be careful of our se- 
lection of material in the- weaving 
of our picture. Each thought and 
deed, small or great, will be reveal- 
ed in it. Let ug make ours a mas- 
terpiece of beauty. 

— Helen Tuura. 

First room-mate— How long Joe3 
it taks you to dress? . , 

Second room-mate^ — Oh, about 
two hours. 

First r:om-mate — It takes me 
only ten minutes. 

Second — Well, I wash. 

Tip-Offa i 

Two basketball games were play- 
ed |on the home floor last week — 
with Badger on January 19, iand 
with St. Hilaire on January I 'lZ. 
The scores for the Middle^River- 
Badger game were 14 to 12 in fa- 
vor of the local team; Middle Riv- 
er defeated the St. Hilaire quint by 
a score of 33 to 9. - Both games 
were well played and very inter- 
esting, although the Middle Biver 
reserves got a valuable workout, 
from the experience standpoint, in 
foe; game with St. Hilaire. I ; 

The next game scheduled is with 
Roseau, there, January 29. 

Local Declamatory Contest to be 
Held Wednesday EveV Feb. 5 

The local declamatory 'contest 
will be held in the high acboolau- 

Middle BiTer Defeats 

Strandquist 16 to 15 

The expectations of the basket- 
ball boys who went to Strandquist 
Jan. 12, were fulfilled when they 
met with stiff opposition. Strand- 
quist was evidently out to avenge 
their defeat hear earlier in the 
season, f: r the Middle River boys 
were forced to play hard to win 
by a narrow margin of on e point. 
The score was 15 to 16 in favor of 
Middle River. On the whole the 
teams were evenly matched, which 
made th,;- game very exciting and 
interesting to both spe-ctator 8 and 

A game has been arranged be- 
tween Middle River and Sf Hil- 
aire for Friday evening, Jan. 22. 

declamatory Selections Announced 
; ] Thft following selections have 
been chosen by the pupils taking 
part in declamation: oratory— - 
Jack Longley, "Builders cf Des- 
tiny"; humorous — Ruby Risberg, 
"China Blue Eyes"; Marjon Ander- 
son. "Ma's Monday Morning"; dra- 
matic — Olga Underdahl, "Scratch, 
The Newsboy's Dog"; Amelia W:\p- 
pula, "White Hands of Telham"; 
Donna Schenkey, "Camille"; Mick- 
ey Peterson, "Mary Stewart"; and 
Elaine Wallin, "Honey". 

A Tislt to the Middle Biver 
High School 

Middle River, Minnesota 
January 18, 1937 
My dear Bess, 

Today I visited the Middle River 
High School, and I must say it was 
an unusually interesting visit. 

As I stepped into the assembly 
in. the morning, I was greeted by 
a buzzing of over fifty voices bus- 
ilv engaged in conversation. For 
a second I wondered if this was a 
Ladies' Aid Society, a business 
convention, or a bee hive,' Afrer 
remaining five minutes I was con- 
vinced it was a mixture of each. 
U variety- is the spice of life, this 
high school is the spiciest spot un- 
der, the sun. 

Do you like lots of dash and 
speed? If so, you'll like "Benny 
Boy". Henry is the lad who ai- 
v.uys gets ccth his IessDns and 
basketball down pat. Th P first per- 
son to attract my attention was 
Shirley — possibly beeause there's 
always a breeze when she** near- 
by. Hazel Stone is just another 
pebble on the b=ach, but she's very 
patriotic and prefers "When 
Johnny Gomes Marching Home" 
to all other scngs. Elvie Silvola is 
a senior who' prefers saxophona 
music to all other kinds. I mifrht 
add she has a peculiar taste for 
"Jerry Muskrat". "Peter Rabbit" is 
very popular with Mickey Peter- 
son. Maybelle, strange to say, likes 
the primary tale, "Jack of the 

I have to close now, but I will 
soon write you same more of this 
interesting school. 




Tfce company has recently been 
increased by '6Z new, near- 
ly aii 01 wnom came trom .fenning- 
ton and Roseau counties. It is 
anncjunceq that anotner call for en- 
listments from Marsnall county 
has [been mad e to be considered, 
this pi: nth. ; 

Outdoor activities were slowed 
up soruewnat during the recent bit- 
ter cilia snap. As long as the tner- 
momkter did not register lower ■ 
than ZU below the men kept up 
theiri work of. brushing and clear- 
ing, unless there was a strong 
v/indl However when the mercury 
went 1 lower than 20 degrees, the 
men ! were excused all aay from 
outdoor jobs. 

Tne monthly payroll was signed 
on Mbnuay the l^th. A little vari- . 
ety was added when the doctor took . 
each j man's height, weight and 
cheat expansion. 

During the past week the library 
and educational office have under- 
gone j considerable remodeling, 
tending more toward accessibility 
than j in the past. 

One? of the dump trucks (driven 
by Frank Lindlow)] has been equip- 
ped with a sniw plow and each day 
Lindlow, accompanied by Garfield 
Bakke, has been "busy , opening 
roads' in all directions from the 

With the arrival of a complete 
new sound projector and amplify- 
ing unit this company is now able 
to show its own talking pictures. 
Friday, thellSth, th- first program, 
"Rythm on the Range," was siwwn 
and attended by nearly every man 
in the camp. Two showings are 
made, of each film to enable every- 
one to c:m£ortably see the picture. 
The next picture will be shown on 
Thursuay, Jan. 21. 

Albert Bieuapfl has been engag- 
ed for the past three weeks in mak- 
ing blue prints of the Mud Lake 
and Thief Lake refuges. His work 
is very commendable. 

Tuesday, Jan. 12, the camp bas- 
ketball team journeyed to New- 
fold en and engaged the town team 
in a very exciting game. They lost 
however, .to the tuhe of 5S to' 31. 
Their! next game will be at War- 
ren. Jan. 25 th. 

With the temperature down to 
40 below zer^ the men were again' 
Vept in Tuesday morning, Jan. IS. 
Thursday. ■ Jan. 7th, Lieut. Cod- 
»ur camp 'surgeon, secured a 
from active duty and Lt. 


Shagt m, formerly 
'""" at Wirt, Minn. ; 


Name^ — Palmer Lorenson. 

Age— 17. 

Hcbby — Skiing. 

Favorite saying — Hand 'em a lem- 

Favorite song— I'm an Old Cow- 

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giintifrj (pirespondence 


'Mis j Alvina Wil.--on is visiting 
Iicr sister, Mrs. Ed Vik at St. Hil- , 
;;iic. ■ , f 

Mrs. Mike Antonoff returned last j 
w.eiv fi oiu Minneapolis where she , 
spent the past monlh visiting rel- 
;ii;vt:s. She al.-o r ;ceiv:d treat- 
in-_n: v.i the University hospital. 

Cari Lei) per and C. B;ess o£ 
fI:i\vUy. Mip.n., were business call- 
er « at O ,E. Wilson' i last W;-rk. 

Mi:-s Laura Almqi ist, teacher in 
DiM. l\:'i. spent the week end at 
):<•:- hr.r.t? a: St. H laire. 

iunday callers at the Julius Nel- 
:oi; l:oine w re Mr. ;}nd Mrs. Franli 

Peterson. ?.Ir. and 
Sanuberg and -Mrs. 

Haymusid Eveiuoi: 
.u"ouji :f ?ix hoy 

Mrs. Henry 

J. E. Kvenson. 

entertained a 


aiday i yc-ning, the occasion he- 
ing his birthday an liversary. 


Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Hansen 
Mr. and M *'. 3h-t 
tre<] and Elmer Hu; 
r.o. Hilmer Finstad 
iiCth and Lloyd," an 

by, Haroid Ar- 
and sons Ken- 
d Carl Finstad 

helped Carl Weihen^ c:-lebra.e liis 
birthday annivursany Tuesday ev- 

Mrs. Calvin Tooi)iey, Mrs. Ole 
Lian. ^Irs. Marti 

Toomey, and Armond Lian were 
Friday afternoon visitors at the Ot- 
t-o Xetfc:-land h:me. 

Bill Boyce spent Saturday at 

Mr. Muzzy of Stidner spent Sun- 


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aay at the Peter Engelstad home. 

Dennis Hansen visited at the Ed 
Hog'nson home Sunday. 

Sir. and Mrs. Ole Lian, Mra. Ole 
Odeguard, Mr. and Mrs. Gust Gus- 
t&fson. 'Mrs. Carl , f*Instad and 
children. Rev. Dahleiof St. Hllaire, 
'Mrs. Martin Fin-tad, 'Myrtle N*el- 
..; rr and Omar Seeland attended a 
WOTU meeting Tuesday at the 
Ca:l Albzr^ home. ' j 

Saturday evening visitors at the 
Ol o N Ueland home 1 vtere Mr. anj 
Mrs. Carl Fiustad ; and family, 
Ma."iin Matlis'on, Albert Weiberg, 
Hilmer Finstad any Ed Houske. 

Manuel Hansen. Kenneth Fin- 
sta_ and Alfred Hosby visited at 
the Carl Ail) erg 'home: Monday; 

Alfred Strawherg ; spent Sunday 
rf.ernoon at' the Albert Larson 

George- Johnson wag an over- 
night guest at the Ed Houske home 

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Houske and 
Waller Everson visited Sunday aE- 
ternoon at the O. Vinji home. 

Mrs. Antton Johnson and daugh- 
ter Shirley visited ati the Martin 
Matl;s:n horn** Sunday! 

v filers on 'Monday at the Otto 
Xetteland home were 'Andrew and 
Harold" Arne. . I ! 


George Swanson was a Sunday 
dinner guest at John O. Swan- 
s.ns. ' i 

me trustees, deacons and solicit- 
ors of the Blaclc River church, met 
at the Christ gerson^ome Monday 
evening for the purpose of electing 
a treasurer and .transact other 
business. ; 

tinier Rux spent' Thursday at 
th. xvuben Rux borne. 

Mr. and Mrs. John O. Swanson 
auu Clarence visited; at Emil Lar- 
son s uii Sunday afternoon. 

.L-orentz Hegstad, Lowell Hawk- 
insoii and Eldor Johnson spent S'ac- 
u.uay eventne at the [Annie Lind- 
'biubm home. ] 

ivuuen Rux was a business call- 
er ut the \V r iliiam' Lubitz home at 
JTii.ei River Falls Saturday. 
j lui.s Gertrude Swanson was a 
iSa.u.tiay evening visitor at John 
[O.- owansons. ! j 

! nariy Lai-s;n • visited with Har- 
clu i^indbloom Saturday evening. 

■weeks, at the Alfred' ;St, Mitohel 
home. j 

Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Kropp and 
daughter Louann visited with Mra. 
Kropp's parents, Mr. and iMra. ,T. 
M. Helseth, Sunday aftErnoon. ' 

Alfred Hance and Edward 0*C6n- 
nell Tvere Crookston business call- 
ers Saturday afternoon. j 

The Mtaaes Blenore St. Ives and 
Stslla Hoilt, who ard attending 
high schoO;l in Red Lake Falls, 
spent the week end w jth their par- 
ents, j! 


birthday Party : 

Jerome, JMarcella, Rbsella, and 
'Delma D^xan, Betty and Margie 
Swan werd- entertained |at the Nels 
Johnson home on Sunday after- 
noon in hdnor of Eileen Johnson's 
ninth birthday. The afternoon was 
spent nlaying various games after 
which lunch was served by Violet 
Johnson, sister >cf Eileen. Eileen 
received many beautiful gifts in 
'honor of the occasion. ; 

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Acute anil Cliropic Oiheases 

Diseases of Women and Children 

Piles and Vsirijeese Veins 

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Mike Pippin was a!. Red Lake 
1'aiii: business calle-r! Monday. 

Harry Schuldt was a caller at 
the Loyd Kropp home Tuesday a£- 
terii.on. [ 

^lr. and Mrs. Louis Hance and 
James Hance motored to Minnea- 
polis Wednesday, where they will 
att.iifi a Mid-West Oil Convention 
for a few days. ! 

Kev. Paul Cardin of Red Lake 
rails visited with his brother Rev. 
Victor Cardin of St. [Dorothy's pa- 
rish Sunday. i' 
• iJionue Hance is spending a few 
days at her grandfather's home, 
v.iiile her parents are away for a 
sh.rt viiit. ; '■ 

Leora Krueger returned Monday 
moiiung ariji.r a months vacation 
to assume -htir work | as teacher in 
'List. Ti. Miss Krueger was marri- 
ed to Aitnur Pa>iuin|cf Oklee dur- 
ing her vacation. j 

x'CLcr Lrees return^) from Bis- 
maicji, .\'. D.. Wednesday, where he 
.syenL the last few days at an oil 
convention ther;-. '■ t 

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Jenson and 
Leo Peppin vis.ted at the Math. 
J&ns.n home Sunday] 

Mr. and Mrs. Edward O'Connel 
anu Mr. and Mri. Alfred Hance vis- 
ited at tlie Henry Halstrom home 
Saturday evening. 

liillie Drees motored to Schley, 
Thursday, where his brother Chris 
is working at the CCC camp. 

Mr. ana Mrs. Harvey St. Ives, 
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred St. Mitchel, 
and Mis s Ann St. Mitchel attended" 
a 6 o'clock dinner at the Alfred 
Hance home Sunday] 

Mr3. Selma Remick returned to 
her home fl^riday evening, after 
spending the. past week with her 
sister, Mrs. Rose 

Roger Cas=avan, the infant son 
ox Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Cassavan, 
passid away Wednesday, at 6 
o'clock p. m. from ati attack of in- 
fluenza. Funeral 5 ervices were 
held Saturday at St. Dorothy's Ca- 
tholic church. 

■Mrs. Samual "Mosbick and daugh- 
ter Virgin R left Tuesday to spend 
a few days with Mrs. MoSbeck's 
parents, Mr. and Mrj. Albert Bou- 
tai n:f Viking. 

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred St. Mitchel 
were dinner guests at the Joseph 
Boutain home Sunday. 

Mr. and Mrs. Emery St. Mitchel, 
who wera recently employed at 
Crookston Tare spending a te 

Marilynji llagcn Passes Away 

The Holt community- I was sad- 
dened last! Sunday when little Ma- 
rilyn Ha-gen passed away. 

Marilyn j; Mae Hagen, only child 
of Arnold and Verna Hagen, was 
born November 27, 1933 at Thief 
River Falls. She was baptized at 
the John Hagibery home February 
4. 1934, by Rev. L. M. Redal. Her 
sponsors were Mr. and; Mrs. Denis 
Wegge, and Mr. and Mrs. Jesse So- 
■rum. j ; ' 

She passed away at the Physici- 
ans nostpital at ThlEtf River Falls, 
Sunday, Jdn. 17, following an oper- 
ation for ruptured appendix which 
she underwent Thursday, Jan. 11, 

Sne was a memfber of the pri- 
mary claes of the 'Nazareth Luth- 
eran Sunday school. 

At the jjtime of her dsath, she; 
was 3 years, 2 months, and 22 days 
old.- ;|- 

Left to ; 'mourn her loss are her 
parents, grandparents, Mr. .and 
Mrs. John [Hagberg.of Holt, and Mr. 
and Mr,s. : ; T. A. Hagen of Grand 
Forks, 9 nncles, Roy Hagbere.of 
H:lt, George Hag£.n of Devils Lake, 
Joe and Roy Hagen of Wisconsin 
Rapids, Wis., Helmer Hagen of 
North Platte, Neb., Herman Hagen 
of Jamesville, Wis., Wilmer; Carl, 
and Alfred Hagen of Grand Forks, 
4 aunts, Mrs. j£>sse Sorum of Holt, 
Mrs. Walmer Risberg |of Gonvick, 
Mrs. Dennis Wegge of Holt, and 
Oline Hagen of Janesville, Wis. \ 

Funeral services weije cenducted 
Thursday on the 10th wadding an- 
niversary of her parents, at the 
Nazareth Lutheran church, with 
Rev. T. C L. Hanson,' officiating. 
The pallbearers were Arthur Holm- 
gren of Glyndon. Jerome Sorum, 
Roy Hagb-Tg and Rusiel Sanoden. 

Four girls carried flowers. They 
were Glo ia Risberg of Gonvick 
n. Ruby Werner and 
Lorentson. . i i 

Intermejnt was made in the Ridg 

Jean Son 
Betty L:u 

ited afth 
day after 

baby. Jan 
ed at the 
were Mr, 
H:lt and 



Morning worship at ^1. Song by 
the dhoir. Sermon ! subject, Mat- 
thew 9, 36-10,7, "Christ's Compas- 
sion On The Multitudes". 

Sunday school and Bible classes 
at 10 a; m. 

Evening worship at 8; 

Religious instruction on Wednes- 

Choir rehearsal on Thursday at 
7:30 p. m. 

Confirmation classes meet every 
Saturday forenoon at 9 ; and 10. 

Always a hearty welcome! 


Thursday, Jan. 28: 

Prayer meeting at the Favrow 

Friday, Jan. 29th: 

Prayer meeting at the Chas. Tag- 
gant home. X ■ 

Sunday, Jan. 31: 

Sunday school at 10 a. m. 

Morning worship at- 11 a. m. 

Everybody welcome. , 


Sunday service at 11 a. m. Sub- 
ject: "Love". 

Sunday school at 10 a. m. 

Wednesday evening meeting at 

Reading room open Wednesday 
from 3 to 5 iq. ,m. 

A cordial invitation is extended 
to all . 


Nazareth Lutheran: 

Divine services at 11. 

Sunday school at 9:45. 

Luther League at 8. 
Silver Creek Lutheran: 

No services on Sunday. 
Golden Valley Lutherun: 

Divine services hi Wilson school 
at 2:30. All are welcome to join 
us in this worship., ( 

Grygla Lutherun Churches 

Sunday, Jan. 31, Services will be 
held at St. P£-tri church 'at 11a. m. 
A new confinmation class will be 

The Grygla Ladies Aid meets at 
the church Thursday, Feb. 4th. A 
lunch will be served by Mrs. Chas. 
Knutson and Mrs. O. J. Peterson. 
Everybody wc-lcome. j 


Goodrldge Lutheran: 

The Luther League meets Sun- 
day evening at 8 o'clock. 

Conflrmaticn -class on Friday at 
3:i5'p. m. 
Bethanla: - 

Services at 11 a. m. at the Frank 
Hardesty home-. 

. The Ladies Aid will be entertain- 
ed by Mrs. Hammer, Thursday, 
February 4th. 
Ekelund, Erie: 

The Ladies Aid will be entertain- 
tairjid by Mrs. Alf Lokken, Wed- 
nesday, Feb. 3. 

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Tluef RiTer Falla, Hinnesota 
^dwari Bratrbd, F. A. C. S. 
ConsnltatioD — Snrgery — Orology 
Dr. A. M. Smith, X-Ray' j 

Dr. L G. Culver, Eye, .Ear, Nose and Throat 
Dr;. C W. Froats, Obsterics and CynecologT 
Dr. R. V. Sherman. Internal Medicine 

Dr. IE. M ; ■ Sorenson. PedlatricB 
B I. Prollana. Business Manager 


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401 North Knight Avenue I! 

350 ! Thief River Falls 


Mrs. .N<jls Engehretsqn and Bet- 
ty Johnsoi. Mrs. Albert Bennes and 
Mrs. Gusi PetE-rson visited at the 
Paul 01s( n hom e Saturday after- 
noon, j 

Mrs. George Fricker and son vis- 
i Joe Nelson home Satur- 
i;on. I '■. 

Randy -lolmgi-eri and !son Arthur 
of Glyndon, Minn, canie here on 
Thursday to attend the funeral Sof 
Marilyn ]lagen. Arthur i*em.iirieJ 
here for > f - £lw days, while his fath- 
er returned heme the same day., 

Mr. am; Mrs.- Walmer Risberg's 
ce Elizabeth, was baptiz- 
Jolm Hagbers home on 
afternoon. ; Sponsors 
ind 'Mrs. Renie Werner ot" 
■Mrs. Lloyd Adams !of 
Grand Fojrks. | 

Mrs. CM as. Sandberg i and Mrs. 
Chas.Hagglund visited at the Hana 
Hanson home Sunday evening. 

Mrs. Gust Peterson was a dinner 
guest at | the Hjalmer Peterson 
home Sunday. .j 

Mr. and Mrs. Walter W'dgge vis- 
ited at the A. O. Aspelin -home on 
Tuesday evening. | . 

tjerne Wegge, Lucille Horien and 
Grejta and Orrin Frederickson vis- 
ited friends and relatives at Vik- 
ing] Sunday. " , 

Mr. Njibakken and Mr. Karvoiien 
called at the Gilbert Sanoden home 
Friday evening. j 

Eleano^ Rodahl left, for the cit- 
ies ! on Saturday, where she will 
seek employment. ! 

•Art Anderson spent the weekend 
at his home in Haz&L : j 

Mr. and Mrs. O.^MoIine and Don- 
na' visited at the'Olaf |Ness hoine 
Sunday. ; ; , j 

Mrs. Johnny 'Ness called at the 
Gu^it Peterson home Sunday. [ 

Mrs. Louis Wegge, ■ Phyllis In- 
man, Mrs. Clarence Larson and 
Allen, and iMiss Johnson visited; at 
the Dennis Wegge home Sunday 
afternoon. j 

Evelyn^,- Beatrice, Lowell, and Do- 
rothy Larson visited at the C.! O. 
Larson home Sunday. I I 

Miss iianman visited at the Den- 
nis W>egge home Sunday erening. 

Clara Engobretson visited at the 
Chas. Hagglund home Sfaturday 
nigjht. ': . S ' 

Lyra and Lorna Kolden visited 
at jthe Johnny Olson home Sunday 

Clara [Engebretson left for the 
Cities Monday, where she will Beek 
employment. j 

Mrs. Ole Backlund and Marion 
and Oliver visited at the (Marvhi 
Sandberg' home Sunday. 

'Mrs. Chas. .Hagglund and .Mrs. 
Chas. Sandberg visited at the Ai- 
red Anderson home Sunday after- 
noon. :| j 

Mrs. Clarence Larson and Allen 
and Mrs. Ed Olson visited at ;the 
John Hagberg home Friday after- 
noon. ' i 


Sunday, Jan. 31, 2:30 p. m. Ser- 
Clara, Hazel: 

Sunday, Jan. 31, 11:00 a. m. Ser- 
Tarna, St. Hilnire: 

Sunday, Feb. 7, 10:00 a. m. Sun- 
day school. 11:00 a. ni- Service. 

NOTE: Red River . District Mis- 
sion meetings a t Augustana clmrch, 
Thii-f Rievr Falls, Sunday at 2:45 
p ni. and 7:o0 p. m. aiid ironday, 
Feb. 1, 2:45 p. m. and 7:30 p. m. 
Installation of Pastor Rev. C. W. 
Erickson by Conference; President, 
Dr. O. O. Gustaison, Monday ev- 



Sunday school and Bible class at 
lp a. ni. i c 

•Morning wcrship at 11. 

Evening service at 7:45. 

Offering for China 'Mission will 
b: received. \ 

Siincay school at Valhal at 9:3p. 
, Prayer meeting on Thursday ev- 
ening at the home of Mr; Bert Nor- 
uy, Marklev No. 

Mrs. Bert Norby will entertain 
the sewing circle at her hom'& on 
Friday evening at 8. 


The Salvation Army are form- 
ing their Advisory Beard and the 
proposed members are requested" to 
be present at. the "Salvation Army 
hall on Friday, Jan. 29th at 3:30 p. 
m. ;it is expected that Adjt. H. W. 
Payton will be present to organize* 
this board. 

And on Friday. Jan. ; 29th, at 8 
p. m. there will (be a massed meet- 
ing of the following Corps Cadet 
Brigades, Fargo, N. D., led by Adjt. 
Payton, Grand Forks, N. D., led 
by Adjt. Faulkner and Crookston, 
Minn., led by Adjt. Glppert at 7:45 
p. m. There will be a street par- 
ade and street meeting on the cor- 
ner of LaBree and Third St., fol- 
lowed by'tbs! indoor meeting at the 
Hall, 317 Main Ave No., at which 
Adjt. Faulkener will be the speak- 
er for the -evening meeting. 

Commissioning of Locals, 'Bands- 
men and Scngsters will take place 
at this meeting. 
• You are welcome. 



Saturday confirmation class will 
meet at 10. a. m. 

Sunday school at &:45 a. m. 

Swedish service at 11 a. m. 

Gospel service at 8 p. m. 

Wednesday Prayer service at the 
pastor'a home at 8 p. m. 
St, Hilalre Mission: 

Sunday school at 2 p.m. 

Gospel servdee at 3 .p. m. 


St* Hllaire Lutheran: 

Services at 11 &. m. English. 
St, Pauli: 

Services at 2 p. m. at the Ode- 
saard home, Hazel. 


We have been very much grati- 
fied at the way both church and 
church school attendance has kept 
up during the cold weather and 
sicknes-3. We hope for ibetter con- 
ditions from now ch. 

Church school at 9:45, Temper- 
ance lesson, ; 

Morning worship at 11, with ser- 
mon by the ! pastor. Theme: TJu- 
World:- Shall it be a Christian 
Brotherhood or an Armed Camp?" 
There will be special music. We 
urge all well [people to attend these 

The Epwonth League -wil-1 mset 
nest Sunday evening at 6:45 for 
their devotional hour. 

| Hamre Humini ngs | 

Frank jcimson called at the An- 
.on tj.u.stau home Tuesday. 

i.Ujjer Fiensai'd and Mrs. Otto 
Johanenson went to Grygla Mon- 
day to get their sewing lesson as 
leaders of the Jelle sewing club. 

HarvEy Woods- motored to Gry- 
gla Thursday. 

Mrs. Walter Dalton and daught- 
er Lillian called at the Olga Jelle 
home Thursday. 

Mons Jelle! took Mrs. Helen New- 
house to Thief River Falls Thurs- 

The sso:nd sewing club of Jelle 
held cheir meeting at the Jacob 
Anderson home Friday. The fol- 
lowing members wer^ present, Mrs. 
Otto Johanenson, Mrs. Edward Jel- 
le, Mrs. Harvey Woods, Mrs. Frank 
Johnson and the ML-ses Inger 
Fieruand, Kathalene Johanenson, 
and ^fiss Frances Magenson. 

The following pe-.ple called at 
the-; Eamil E'berlieart home Satur- 
day to help their daughter Dorothy 
celebrate hei* 10th birthday: ?,Ir. 
and Mrs. Otto Johanenson, Margar- 
et and Arthur Johanenson, Juditlt 
Jelle and Edward Stratton. 

Mrs. Olga Jelle and three sons, 
'Bslmont, Willard, and Gordon 
called at the Anton Kixstad home 

A surprise party was given In his 
honor Tuesday evening, Jan 19, the 
occasion 'being his 8th ibirthday. 
Those iwho were present are Ern- 
est Redman, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. 
Rodman and family, Mrs. Henry 
Bolstad, Mrs. Walter Lundeen and 
Mrs. Jim Rodman. 

Bumell and Howard (Myrom and 
Jewell Kjorvestad were Sunday af- 
ternoon visitors at the J. L. Rod- 
niecki home. 

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Rodniecki 
and Aloyslous Rodniecki speat 
In^day at the J. L. Rodniecki 
kxsme. They also attended the 
Forum meeting in the evening. 

The 'River Valley Co-operative 
Creamery board held their month- 
ly meeting Wednesday, Jan. 20. The 
December price paid for butterfat 
is 38 cents for first -grade and 37 
cents for second grade. 

A farewell reception was given 
in honor of Miss Eleanor Rodabl at 
the home .cf her mother last Sat- 
urday evening. Th'ose- who were 
present are: Eleanor Rodahl, hon- 
or guest; Cora, Clarice. May, Vic- 
tor and Mrs. Rodahl, Anne Tweten, 
Lyman Rodman, Olaf Haugan, Mr. 
and Mrs. James Riadeck, Alvina, 
Lorraine and Thorman Lunden, 
PetiT Mandt, Herman Hanson, Hen 
ry* Van Atljvorst, Ole Homme Jr., 
Thorald Kveste, and Edwin Gord- 
on. The evening was spent. social- 
ly, and at midnight a delicious 
lunch wag served. Miss Rodahl is 
leaving for the cities, where 1 she 
will be employed indefinitely. 

The last regular meeting of the 
Forum was held Tuesday evening, 
Jan. 19. The nrseting was called t3 
order by the chairman, Rayne Leh- 
tinen. The minutes of the last 
meeting .were read and approved. 
Officers elected for the next meet- 
ing are: Victor Rodahl, chairman; 
Edwin Gordon, vice chairman; and 
Lorraine Lunden, secretary. Mr. 
Denning gave a very Interesting 
talk on Fascism. "The J^ke 

is on the Jokers", was presented by 
Lorraine and Thorman Lunden, 
Victor, Elearior and Cora Rodahl, 
and Peter Mandt, directed by Ed- 
win Gordon. Committees elected 
for the next meeting are: Peter 
Mandt, entertainment; Lorraine 
Lunden, lunch,' and Thorman Lun- 
den, janitor. A talk on "Propagan- 
da", was given by Mr. Denning. 
Several members participated in a 
very interesting group discussion 
on that subject. The meeting ad- 
journed until Tuesday evening, 
Jan. 26. 





State of Minnesota ) 

County of Pennington ) . 


In the Matter of the Estate of 
W. A. Mclntyre, Decedent. 

The petition of Ricbrd G. Ma- 
bey, as representative of the above 
named decedent, together with his 
final account of the administration 
■of said estate, having been filed in 
this Court, representing, among 
other things, that he has fully ad- 
ministered said estate, and pray- 
ing that said final account of said 
administration be examined, ad L 
justed and allowed by the Court, 
and that the Court make and enter 
its final decree of distribution of 
the residue of the estate of said de- 
cedent to the p£Tsons entitled 

It Is Ordered, That said petition 
be heard, and said final account ex- 
amined, adjusted and allow-ed, by 
the Ccurt, at .the Probata- Court 
Rooms In the Court House, in the 
City of Thief River ^Falls County 
of Pennington State of Minnesota, 
on the 20 till day of February, 1937, 
at ten o'clock A. M., and that not- 
ice hereof be- given' by the publi- 
cation of this order in the Tri- . 
Ccunty Forum and by mailed not- 
ice according to law. 

Dated January 23, 1J37. 

By the Court, - - 
Andrew Bottelson, ' 
Probate Judge. 

(Probate Court Seal) 
Perl W. Mabey, 

Attorney for Petitioner. 

(Jan 28-Feb. 4-llj 1937) . 


Bids for 15 cords popple pole 
w:od, must be in hands of clerk 
by 2:00 p. m., Friday, February 5, 
1937. Wood must be delivered in 
16 foot lengths and sawed in suit- 
able stove lengths on ground not 
later than March 1, 1937. Must he 
sound popple, not lsss than 6 incl' . 
butts. Board reserves right to re- 
ject any or all bids. O. O. Hafdal, 
Clerk, School Ditsrict No. 11, Town 
of Kratka. 

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SFNIUY SIGHT, JAN. 31, — 7-^)0 — "A MESSAGE TO ALL X \- g 

A divine call to worship the Creator, a soHmn warning against 
to the doctrines of men. ani 
A lecture you cant afford to 


Luther League Thursday this 
week at the church at 8 p. an. 

Confirmation class Saturdays at 
10 a jm. 

Sunday clasB at 9:45. 

English siyrvicesat 10:1d. 

"Norwegian services at 11:20. 

Eveniner services at 7:45. 

Fellowship meeting at the home 
ot Martin- Aas Monday evening at 
8 p. m. 

Choir Wednesday at 7:30 p. m. " 

Norwegian prayer meeting at the 
home'of Rev. Bredesen, Wednesday 
at 7:30 p. m. 

Ladies Aid meets on Thursday, 
Peh. 4th, entertained toy Mr. S. K. 
Dahle and Mr. S. Bergland. 

Services Sunday at 2:15 p. m. 


Eling Halvorson spent a few 
days of last week with friends and 
also transacted biu-iness in Thief 
River Falls. 

Henry Halvorson took Mrs. Gust 
Mostrom t: Thief River Falls last 
Friday where the latter 'is taking 
medical treatments. 

iMiss Alvina Lunden spent last 
we'jk visitine at the home 'of her 
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. T. Ho- 
vet. returning Friday. 

^Iiss Clarice R'cdahl of Holt, 
.-ipent a few ; days last week at the 
home of her -mother, Mrs. Josie Ro- 
dahl. ■ 

Elmer Larson and Carl Syvers- 
rud w:re callers at the O. M. Mandt 
heme Sunday afternoon. 

A large gr.cnp of farmers from 
Deer Park and Hickory townships 
were present at the soil conserva- 
tion meeting held at River Vall?y 
last Friday, 1 Committee members 
elected for the two townships are: 
Ole Nesland, chairman; Henry Bol- 
stad, vic£i cliairman, and Gilbert 
Hanson with Ole Olson as alter- 
nate. [ 

Mr. and Mrs. E. -M. Loven,. and 
son Billy, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Stor- 
dahl and niece Harriet, and Miss 
Anne Loven, all cf Gatzke visited 
with Minnie Loven on Sunday. 

Ernest Rodman, son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Jim Rodman, is staying with 
his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. 
L. [Rodman while attending school. 

worshiping a false g:d, clingii 

observing man-made institutior 




D:ci S it make any diffc-renco wr at one believes as leng as he'is 

sincere in his belief? • , ^ 


If you lon^ to find your way 

ture. J. W. 

TERS^ . 

That is God's reason "for sending S3ven plagues upon the world? 

Donf fail to get this information. 

Come and sing your worries away and spend pleasant evenings 

with us in ' , 


Corner of Bridge St. and Conley Ave., 

God come and hear this lee- E? 

Thief River Falls, Minn. 

James Ward & David Gulbrandson. Evangelists 1 

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Appetite Restored 

Wife Helped only by Br. Peter's 
Knrlko. Many Remedies Tried 

! Out pro fa Overhead | 

"You didn't seem t^'ibe so pleas- 
ed; with whafNthat efficiency expert 
had to offer. ' \ 

j'No", ; replied the General Man- 
ager, "hi B explanation of how to 
reftuce overhead was jway over my 
head." ', . 

Zion, Marie: 

Service in the schoolhouse north 
of Mavie this Sunday at 11 o'clock 

a. in. ' ~~ - [ ' 

BetheL CJrygla: : 

The! German communion service 
is herewith: cancelled. 1 . 

Mrs. Joseph. LoykowskL. Thornhlid, 
jAltB^, Can.: ; 

"My wife was Tery nervous and 
had a poor appetite. Finally she 
tried Dr. Peter's Kuriko which 
helped- her nervousness and restor- 
ed her appetite." i 


Kuriko is a time-proven remedy 
which hasj 'been used successfully 
by thousands during the past 150 
years. By! toning the stomach and 
regulating the bowels, it helps to 
eliminate poisonous 1 waste matter 
from the. system and thus, 'helps 
natur© perform regular functions- 
Do not forget: Dr. Peter's Kuriko 
is! not offered to druggists, but on- 
ly to authorized local . agents. 
Write today . about our generous 
trial bottle to Dr. Peter ' Fahrney 
& ! Sons Co 1 ., Dept. R2534, 2501 Wa- 
shington Blvd., Chicago, 111.; 

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Dr. Hess Louse Powder S. 50c 

Sodium Fluoride, L b . 29c 

Sabidilla & Sulphur Mixture <„& 

Worm Capsules Nema 


Poultry Cod Oil, 
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t'lrm or 
"iliiycr-Oakes, G. H. 

— Valuation— 
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Personal ana 
Property Credits 



-Minnoui,olis lii-iu^e Co. _ 
Aiuiiiitoui. Co-op. \vool 

c i u ttws A_=n. . . 

iliuii-^Laky, toumley 

Aljcn, oie ._, 

Mu_i. (Jit K._ 
iio:_jii, uscir 

..T.aon, u„i_j.r i_ 

Alu.siela, Oliaa, ______ 

iloiii.t. Herman 

-lioiuyoiiicry Ward Co. 
21u=Um. Airs- Kc-Kina _ 

Aloael Harbor fcinou 

Aiouol Beauty Shop 

iloilel Ciaanitry __ 

Mouida, I_ jj. . 

Mouriiouse, Leon 

Morgan, John : 

Moiine, Harry . 

— lorrell, XV. i\. 

Morsuul, J ulius __ 

-Hun;, Mrs. I_.lj.ii 

Mullen, John 

Aluliy, Win. - 

Muli-y, Win. 

—tyrom, Peter 

Myroid, Christ O. 

Alyrum, Oht.-stt.-i- 

-Myi-om, Sig 

__All_„r, Runli ' 

Mc^ann, Michaol 

McCain, H_ J. 

McFarianu, 1L T. vary. J. W. 

-MeLauKniin, A. B. 

Mc_eod, D. C. 

McCIt-lland, Ethel 

-UcRoy. llatiiew 

■McKocimit, Jack 

Mcl„ynuids, Dori3 

Mdvie, _. X. ._ 

Xabben. Henry 

-Nurvt'i-ud, J. A. 

-N;irvei lid Cleaners - 

-\aiijnai Tea Co 

N_on, :," L |s _. 

-Nel-on. >■'. A. ; 

-N'el.sun, 11. „ 

-NV.don,, O. II. 

Neh!.n. O. H. 

NVIion. II. t. 

-Nelson. Neiius 

-W-l-on. (_::_. a. 

Xfclson. Oscar 

-Nelson, Walter 

-Nelson, Tliora Hofto 

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Xe_=c-, Jamts X. 
-N.^, Edward H. . 
-N'^. Andrew X. . 
Ne.-ec. t'laf Inc. _ 

-N" L -s-t, OlaC 

N^-.s. H. U. 

-*««_. Harry 

N'e-dland, Tom 

Xer-aon, L,. J. 

Xewt-11, H. B. 

Newell. Clifford E. 

New-land, J. 

Nk-Iaon, Niels 

Nicholson, Ira F. . 

Noto. Edwin 

Noto, Euw" 



Northern Chevrolet Co. .. 

Northern State Bank . 

Northern Woodwork Co. 

Norby. Bert __ 

Norby, Bertinua IX ! 
Novak, Joseph i 

Nyffaard, Leo B. ; 

Nyberg-, Karen L__ 

Nyhus, Olger ; 

Oen Mercantile Co. : - 

.Otn. Kasmua : 

Uuen. A. J.- . l_ 

Oiicyaard _ Son !_ 

Oriciie, Oliver !_ 

Oltedat.I, Pfcter L_ 

Oit'erdahi, Ole x_L_ 

O-Hara. EU. L_ 

© ; Har_ Ice „ fuel CoJ ._ 

O'Hara, Clair :_ 

Oien. urvis ] 

Olson, Haakon L_ 

OLson. llmnie . L_ 

Olson, All'rtil K. !_ 

OI.-ion. Anna __ 
OI->.Jii, Henry „ 
ul.-?on. aru:ur 
<Jlsun. Ue::a 
Oi^on, H-.-ier 







1'atterton, \\ . I 
I-au_on. Oscar 
I'aLilsoit, Christ 
I'aulson. Asmud 
Parbst, Wui. .. 
Patti-n. Harv"*- 
Parbst, Oito 

Peterson Biddlck Co. 

Penney. Dr. u. A. 

Peter, Geo. & Son 

Penney. J. C. &. Co. 

Pederson, P. G. . 

Peoples Co-op. Store . 

Peterson. Robert 

P'jierson, H. *W. 

Peterson, Melvin J. _ 
Pederson, Mrs. Ames 
r 'ederson, Ira. 




Peterson, E. O. 118 

Peterson, A. C. . 183 

Peterson, Palmer M. 30 

■ Peterson. Joseph ; 3 

Peterson, Geo. V '25 

Peterson, Carl :39 

Plough's Barber Shop 90 

Porter, Kenneth . 148 

Porter, Kenneth ; 80 

Pope, C. W. 81 

Poppenhagen, Albert 35 

Preatebak, Andrew 130 

Prlchard, Mrs. W. W. Sr. 62 

Prichard, W. W. Jr. . 20 

Protz, Pred iqo 

Pratt, H. A. _________ __ 

Provencher, - Jullen P. _ 128 

Prugh. Harry . . 54 

Phj-slcians Hospital Assn. 500 

Quale, Theo. : 00 

(juale, Theo. _, 169 

Queen City Bottling I 

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Quinlog, Paul _. 

Ralston, J. A. 

Kambeck, Arthur 

Kambeck, Oscar , 
Rambeck, Chester _ 

Ramsey, Ellin^ 

Randall, Maggie M. 
Itaxidall, Ross 

Rasmusson, Werner 

1— smusson. Lizzie 

Rasmusson, Harold G-. 

Itau, A. J. 

P.ed Owl Store 

Kemmem, Inga. 

tteep, Tobias 

Keep Seed Co. 

Rel«rson. T. J 

i— ■„ Care 

R'-'opeile, Jo« 

:e\-d^hl. . Ole R. 

Khodegaard, Halvor 

Rhodegaard & Co 

.Rafteseth, H. B. _. 

Robarge, Eva 

Richards, Ernest 

Rice. Dr. H. J. . 

Hindaj, R. C 

PJnkel, Frank A. 

. P-indal. Mrs. Lena 

Royal -Milling Co. 

Robertson Lumber Co. _ 

Roberts, H. E. A. : 

Robarge, V. F. . 

Robinson, Leslie - 

Robinson, A. P. _ Anna 

Robinson, J. E. 

Holland, J. L. 

Holland, E. L. 

Holland Meat _ Grocery 

RIstau, August . 

Rlstau, Emil 

Rowan. Thomas 

Ross. Mrs. Anna 

Roark, Mrs. P. -w. 

Raune, Joe W. ' 

Rupprecht. Wm. 






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Ru^au, E. J. 

faaii. ' 

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. Haj-uld . 
aavig, i_ei ■ , 

-•_«_•, ill's. £>. _ 
Sa„iiioeh, iiuuolph 

franj,: ±iai_s 

— ujitiLmi, Carrie — 

Saurti. Peter 

buiL^t-it, ole ___ 

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. 40 

Grocery _ioi__! 2-4 

toaauary Jdeat Market _ 

ie—jlon, T. /_>. . 

Sehuii— , Cuarles 

fcc..nu_, Kaf 

iieliroeder/ H. 


fceaitz, Cauuerme 

Semuitz, Pnilhpa 

faeia\e»-. Theresa B. 

Seiisiad, A. M. : 

beitrsor), Albert 

fce\ui^ion, .Marie 

fcliawi .urs. Dan 

fa\.aw Poster Adv. Co. . 

Sliaw,: B. J. . 

Sliav.-, B. ■ J. 

Si.etirian, Dr. R. V. _ 
ShanaJian, Frank M. 
Siieiiur, Mrs. iUnnie . 

SneeUy, Wm. : 

Shirley, Mrs. Clias. . 

blioliw, Nellie 

Silk. " " 

Melvin . 

Siinonson, A. C. - 

Smith, K. T. 

Skarstad. Gena 

Skug, Jolin _L 

Skorneipi, O. I_ _ 
Smitiij Dr. A. M. 

Smlih. 1 Karl ; 

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Missionary's Wife Writes 
Of Return Trip to China 

SmUiers. - William _ 
i-iielliiis. Margaret _ 
Snyder, Mrs. Tliyra 
Snyder. Dr. C. E. _ 
Sodeib'er^, Jolin 

soiatiii, oiof 


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.. . . ..ouuin Oil Co. 

sor.-nson, Dr. E. M. 

Spunheim, • Win. 

Standaiil Oil Co. 

Stensgaurd Eros. u 

StL'phar_on, Mrs. Claud _ 

S.een, [ ifames S. 

Storlioliii, oiof G. 

- Siitt. Jj L. . 

Stenberg. a. b. 

Stenbejg, ArUiur 

Steiibetg. Mactin O. 

Stetnerson, • Clayton 

St. Martin, Oliver 

St. Martin Barber Shop.. 

Stokkt-J Loui^ . 

Stokkei .Mary 

Storhaug. Gunvald 

Stone, ] Mary 

Stoughton, Mrs. -E. A. 
Storholm, Mrs. Sophia 

Strand. 1 H. R. 

Strang, 1 Frank 

Strand. 1 Ludvig 

Strom. I David _____ 

Strom, ] Martin 

Strom, ; Martin ■ 

Suiland, Peter 

Suckerman, H. c 

Sunsdahl. Ole 

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Swjinson,' Albert S 
-" " O. E. 

Swansoh, Knute 

Sw-denburg, Dr. A. W. _ 

Swirt _ I Co. 

Tandbelg. Emma 

Texaco, 1 The Co. 

Taxeraas, O. E. 

Taxeraaa Implement Co. 

Tharalclson, Gllmore 

Thief River Bearing Co._ 
Tltief Riyer Flower Shop 
Thief River Grocery Co. 
Thic-f River Hatchery _ 
Thief River Implement 

Falls Co-op. 

Thief Rive 

Cry Co. 

Thief River Falls Seed 

House ;(Grain ?117.11>_ 
Thief River Falls OH Co. 
Thief River Falls Times- 
Thief River Falls Theatre 

Co. „ 

Thompson, Taylor 

Thomas, Jens 

Thompson, Olaf 

Thompson, W. R. 

Thoreson. , Albert XV. 
Thionson Motor Co. . 
Thronson, Theo. M, _ 
Timber Products Co. 
Tommerdahl, H O _ 
Tommerdaiil, Palmer . 
Traver. K. D 



Troland, Martin 
Troland, "" 

Timbers, _ 

Tnngseth, Rev. E. L. 
Tveit, ArntijiJ IC. 
Twete. Dr. L. R, 
L'miand, Lena 


Union State Eank _ 

L'rdahl Grocti-y 

Vanity Beauty Shop 

\ igiiess, Oscar 

Vik, Jennie M. 

Vinge, Paul ■ 

Vistaunet. Dr. P. L. 
Vistaunet, Anna C. 
Vorachek, Minnie C. 

Votava, Rose . 

Waale, Tlios. 

Waag, Amanda 

Wangenstein, B. A. _ 
Wangenstein & Son „ 

■\\agner, Herman 

Walker, James E. 

Ward. Gaston 

Wdrner. Chas. 

Ward, John 

Wassgren, Abbie 

Webskowski, Alice 

Welch. Mrs. Alex 

W^engler, John 

Wengler. FrelT . 

Wetch, Frank 

Welch, Frank 
Wennberg, Carl 

W^erstleln. Geo. W. 

Western ;OiI & Fuel Co._ 
Wheeler, 1 Wesley ■ 

Wiener. John . . 

Williams,' Andy 

Williams,: Andrew , 

Williams/ Clarence 

Williams,: Mrs. Geo. . 

Williams, Omer ' 

Williams,: P. L. 

WilliamsanJ G«o. 

Wilson, Arthur . 

Wilson, Chas. E. . 

Wilson, H. i W. 

Wlltrout, j C. A. 

WInjum, Jj H. 
Winger, 0.| G. 

Wold _ Raiteaeth 

Wold. . Otis i U 

Wold. J. jLi. , 

Wolhowe.i Lawrence 

Woolhouse, 1 Ralph 

Woolworth,. F. W. Co. - 

Totter, J. O. 

Tstesund, Ole 

Zanghelm. F. D. Oil Co. 

Zavoral, J, | c. 

Rockstad, Caroline 

Sandness, Ole 



SImonson,: Math ' 

Steen, Ingeborg 

Stxandvohi. [Halvor 

Swenson, ; BTarley G. 

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"When, the Seventh Day Advent- 
ist school near International Falls 
"w aa destroyed by fire oa December 
1, Miss Alice Anderson, resident 
teacher, gave up the roll of :b_la 
shej had in her desk aa 1 lost. ' She 
believed the roll contained $23, but 
she! was not sure. When the ruins 
had cooled off, however, a search 
■was made and a cluster of ashes 
found! which appeared at one time 
to have been money. iT_e billa 
■were I turned over to the bank 
which sent them to Washington to 
the | Treasury department. j The 
other j day the government return- 
ed its answer: the wad of ashes 
was worth ?31, eight dollars more 
than [the owner thought she had 
had in the desk. The cashier of 
the bank remarked that h e would 
not have given a nickel fori the 
evidence. "It looked Like Just a 
bunch of ashes to me", he aaid. 

(Continued from last TFee_) 

. Early the next morning. we were 
off -again taking the road, to Hwang 
G-hiian. Here We encountered sev- 
eral difficulties. First we had to 
cross a large river and; tnere wa3 
ik> bridge. The snore for quite a 
uistance was deep sand: Oruinar- 
iiy th e busses used long strips of 
carpet, to drive on to the river, hue 
now the soldiers had commanaerej 
them so we irierf to cross- without 
them. On e of the back wheels sank: 
way down and to mak e a long story 
short it to.K two hour a u, cross 
that river. You should have seen 
all those men and boys work to 
get that wheel loose. First they 
got down on their hands and knees 
and worked pulling out the sand 
with their hands, then they put. a 
long board under the wheel and 
some of the men climbed o-nco the 
otter end, which stucK up almost 
thre=; feet. Tnen they put a long 
hoard across that, and several got 
on eaoh-end of that and jumped. 
Finally the wheel was loose. Then 
they put a rug under it ana about 
a dozen men and boys went anead 
and pulled in vain. Finally the 
driver, went back to the village and 
asked the headman to send some 
men to help. Ab:ut a dozen came. 
Now it went easily. This experi- 
ence delayed u s s n we had to trav- 
el two hours after dark again. 

■All that day we were riding a- 
round-the mountains near Kikung, 
where they think air. Samset is 
being held for ransom. It seems to 
bu impossible io get in touch with 
him. We did not have a real road. 
It was rially just a wheelbarrow 
track but they had wideneu it so 
that cars can & there. Busses go 
there -two and thre e times a week 
when it is safe. This very noon 
authorities had telephoned to the 
busses not to go for it was not 
safe. We went on in blissful ig- 
norance, but I must say I felt it 
unsafe. Towards evening it began 
to : rain. Once we passed many 
soldiers resting by the roadside-. 
They were going to the sam e town 
as 1 we to protect them from the 
robber bands. Towards dusk some 
other soldiers suddenly stopped us 
with their guns. They looked 
scared. I think they were relieved 
that it was only missionaries. We 
asked if the country were safe and 
they said no, the communists were 
very near. When we asked where, 
they pointed over' in the direction 
from which we had just come. The 
next morning w e heard we had 
been less than a mile from them. 

We were feeling so thankful, and 
praising God for helping u a past 
that danger, when lo, and behold, 
here we faced another danger We 

ut™ ^ UP v° n ttemiddle of a fused to g:- out because we had "to 
large bridge when suddenly we saw get ready j to go t„ Chenechow nn 
a great hole in front, n. lff+i- t n «,_ w_rf„„_„il *-__!_ _„T f n ?? now °. n 

a great hole in front, a little to the 
right. It must have been about 5 
by 15 feet big. I felt my hair stand 
on end. In front of us to the left 
there were boards left, but it was 
not wide enough for us. At first 
my, husband thought we could try 
it, but as soon as lie got out to ex- 
amine he found it impossible. I 
r_ri ahead to look for help and, oh, 
how I thank God. There was a pile 
of big boards! I called to the men 
to come to help and we three car- 
ried first one and then another 
board to widen the narrow oridge. 
1'hese boards were about 6 feet 
long and 16 inches wide. Those 16 
iuches made it possible- for the 
driver tc- go across, if he had the 
nerve. Remember it was raining, 
and dark, and thf communist R wer e 
not^far away. Another thing; that 
bothered us, ; was that those little 
things to keep the rain off the 
windshield were not working fight. 
Someone had ruined them. 

All day we' had been passing ov- 
er poor 'bridges. Often one or 
more boards were missing. It was 
becoming so slippery, that we could 
scarcely move, but skidded from 
side to side. < I've seldom been so 
nervous. : I tell you we were hap- 
py and thankful after two hours of 
■th^lto arrive at our destination 
safely. , i 

Here again we met with difficul- 
ties.! Although the guard at the 

a+V* — .nana A ^*t_ ,*_ __ _: 

n'Dle experience. But for the grace 
of God we might have haa the 
same experience. How we should 
praise God ior his goodness to us; 
Our poor drjver jhad not had any 
bre akfa st or dinner these two days. 
H P lunched a litiie once- i na wmle 
while he drive, j 

Wednesday morning we' took it 
easy. Our friends took us around 
to ^e e their hospital and the church 
and school, etc. We left at noon 
for their main station in Sinyang- 
chow, arriving atj Dr. Skingness* 
home before 3 p. m. We have nine 
girls who study in their Senior 
high sch : ;ol so we went to can on 
them. They were so tickled to see 
us and we to see them. They lust 
seemed like my own girls, especial- 
ly my two star mu_ic pupils. We 
had supper with Miss Akins of our 
own mission who is teaching in -the 
Womens! Bible shcool which -we 
have together with, the L. D. M 
Here also we saw some old friends. 
That night when we returned to 
the hospital compound we rode in 
rickshas outside the city wall. We 
passed allot of poor hovels where 
th fi poorest of the poor live I 
surely prayed. I felt it not sur- 
prisine- that people who have to 
live like I that become communists 
and robbers. Again we reached our 
destination safely for which we 
were truly thankful. 
'Thursday morning we left for 
Nanyanfu. It seemed so foolish to 
go south when Hsudiang was north 
of Sinyang. However, this was the 
best road and we wer e advised to 
go that way. We arrived at rhe 
mission of the Free Lutheran 
church from Norway just bdfors 
dark, having had fairly good roads 
However,; w e had had to cross on 
a ferry twice which was not easy. 
The eighth day of travel we left 
Xanyang early and arrived in Hsu- 
cbang about 5 p. m. It seemed good 
to get back and meet old friends. 
How thankful we were for journey- 
ing mercies. On Saturday morn- 
ing our Chinese friends arranged 
a welcome meeting in the chapel 
of the Hasselquist school and a 
feast afterwards. It reminded us 
of the wonderful farewell meeting, 
when delegates from all over the 
field spoke. ' No one was allowed 
more than fiv e minutes but the 
meetings [lasted over four hours 
The girls: sang a song especially 
composed jfor m e in f:ur parts arid 
the hoys sang several songs in four 
parts and ,th e . orchestra played. Ev 
en when we went to the station, at 
midnight tlie orchestra played and 
a great crowd went with us to see 
us off. j 

On Sunday there wa^ a welcome 
in the city congregation with a 
feast afterwards. Monday we re- 
fused to go out because we had to 

mttUa-ely .while his wife, &_*. Wan kodak along so I could have taken 
and 1 iuielt m prayer for __ t m. rid a. m^-,™ „v ?Z* IT_ a . ~. _ rai£en 

*i*v : -_+I « ^-. * BUtt V u , 6 cne - wc wanted him to preach Sunday 

■want to let ns in. He said they 
were repairing the roads inside so 
he advised as to go around the 
<dtyand ford: the river! My hus- 
toand and ; driver decided to go in 
to see If ^they could make it and 
found the man had lied. They 
came 1>acfc and* told him they would 
try it anyway. 

How happy we were when we 
flnagy arrived at the Norwegian 
Lutheran mission compound Here 
we received a hearty welcome from 
Dr. Gulseth's from Minneapolis and 
Mrs.: Lee and Miss Quello. How 
good the food tasted. We had not 
dared to stop alone the way to eat 
The driver did not trust his own 
people at jalL : I really believe he 
felt more .unsafe than we did. He 
had gone over this same road two 
years ago with the army when they 
fought the communists arid many 
had been killed. He told us they 
buried 500. communista alive in or- 
der to strike terror into them but 
still ;they .were rising np. Prai3e 
God, (He led ns safely through it 
all. . To Hhn be the glory. 

In | Hwang Chnan we heard that 
the people were feeling very un- 
safe.: One bua had just been held 
up and everyone in the car who 
had soft hands was killed. Those 
who could: prove they were work- 
ing people |bv . oalfcuses in their 
hands were permitted to live We 
aJso heard ! that one bus had fallen 
through a jbridge. 
_ Another missionary that we met 
in Shanghai, brought a car out and 
drove. to Shantung. We wanted to 
have | company but he could not 
wait for us. We heard his car fell 
off a bridge and was badly: damag- 
ed. He had to. telegraph for mon- 
er and help. I have not heard the 
detaUa.iutjit must have been a ter- 

Uednesday for evangelistic meet- 
ing's. I wanted, to get the house 
a lrttle in order but there were 
callers alii the time so I could not 
set anything done. However, the 
servants have been busy. Each time 
we com e home we find" things more 
homelike, i 

i In Chenrchcw we had' a wonder- 
ful time with our dear Rev. Wan 
and his good wife. They never 
spare themselves but try to do ev- 
erything possible for us. Every 
morning Hies- still had their early 
morning Bible study before day- 
light. There were now 60 in at- 
tendance instead of 30 as it was 
so you see the love for the early 
Bible study and" prayer has grown 
The church was nearly always 
full of people. Vict: T took the 
morning and evening : services and 
I the afternoon meetings', until Sat- 
urday afternoon when our dear 
friend Su Hsie Chong icaime over to 
see us. He had been out a month 
leading revival meetings. When n e 
came back ;to Hsuchang and heard 
we had gone to Chengchow he/de- 
cided t n go there fc> see us. It toolt 
him three hours on the tram and 
we surely appreciated seeing him. 
He said he j just wanted to see our 
faces and then he was going back 
to his station that night but we 
would not let him go: but insisted 
on his preaching Saturday night. 
We wanted I him. to preach Sunday 

---- — [ — ^ f . ■"■•• «»cjr an 

seemed to want ns to 'speak as we 
had been away so long so he just 
spoke at the early morning prayer 
meeting and led the 'singing half an 
hour* before) the afternoon and ev- 
ening services. He also led the 
liturgy in the morning. It was the 
first time ^e had seen him in his 
robe, as he iwas ordained just last 
winter. He! is so full of life and 
enthusiasm,; and surely loves the 
Lord. He wa* an officer in the 
army when we began to pray very 
definitely for his conversion. His 
army was defeated and he became 
my language teacher for a while. 
It was then that God heard our 
prayers andihe was born again. Ha 
Is a wonderful answer to prayer. 
Wherever he has led revival meefr^ 
ing^n four : provinces people have, 
beeir converted. 

We had (he joy of s&ing quite 
a numjber oh their knees weeping 
over and confessing their sins ov- 
er there In Ohenschowi 

Mrs. Wu has recently been con- 
verted and has been much perse- 
cuted by her ; husband. He was for 
merly very ; kind to her but since 
she became a Christian he seemed 
to become possessed, i He would 
beat her unmercifully.! At night 
once he dragged her out of bed 
•by her feet in the coal yard outside 
getting her all full of coal dust Ch s 
is a coal dealer). Although she 
had black and blue marks on her 
body she did not get angry. Pin- 
ally he gave up and laughed at 
her. He said he couldnt do any- 
thing with her. Before she was 
converted it was she who laid down 
the law in ttiat home. 

■When she | told me aM' these 
things I asked my hosfcand and 
Hev. Wan to go to see Mr. Wu to 
try to win him, which they did inl- 

and 1 luieit in prayer for t- t m. xld 
received them kindly, listened to 
their admonitions, and prom.-ea to 
come t-- cnurch, wh-ch he a.d uot. 
One of the christian nu-n then went 
aim invited him. Still he did n.'t 
come. Sunday morning fiLs. Wan 
and her husband and I knelt l.i 
prayer for him after which she an J 
I went to their home. We decide^ 
we would" just go to see their nome 
and h-^pe for a chance to speak tu 

- as we went past their guest 
house we saw him in there but 
went, bacs. to their living quarters 
ana cnatted with his wife. Anal- 
ly he- cam e back there also. We 
had quite a taik t_- him aoout tae 
love of GOd for sinners and about 
the peace bhat comes with the for- 
giveness of sins. We read frjm 
the Epistle of John about that God 
is love and he. who loveth not is in 
darkness and he who hateth his bro 
ther i B a murderer, ex. Finally 
we said we must hurry or we would 
be late to church. We asked h,m 
to come with us. H~ promised that 
he would 'come in a few minutes. 
Wo Jeft praying that this time h:s 
promise might not be empty talk. 
Sure enough, as soon as we had 
gone he changed his clothes and 
went to the mission station. 

.One of his young nephews had 
said tliat if thi s uncle could ever 
be persuaued t> as much as enter 
the door of tht- church he would 
believe in Jesus. This young -nan 
had formerly persecuted his ow.i 
mother. He was .-o angry at her 
for goina; to church that he would 
take the dishes and thiow them l-h 
the ground. However he had ov- 
ercome that and went to church. 
H e had even helped the child, in 1.1 
th P mission school teaching certain 
hours. He is a normal school gra- 

When he saw his uncle come in- 
to the church he was deeply mov- 
ed. He knew that it was only th:- 
Lord Jesus Himself who had been 
able to do this and it was in ans- 
wer to prayer. He remembered his 
own promise that if Jesus wciild 
be able t n do this he himself would, 
give his heart to him. 

In my husbands sermon he spoke 
of the Seams, who "had been willing 
to give their lives for China. He 
pleaded with the young people es- 
pecially in the church to give their 
lives. Many wept. At the close of 
the ■ service this young man, Mr. 
Djia, came up on the platform. He 
was so overcome by feelings that 
he could not speak. The tears roll- 
ed down his cheeks, as he tried to 
gain control of himself. He told 
how he used to persecute his moth- 
er, how God had been working in 
his, heart but he had n^t yielded, 
then finally of his decision in re- 
gard to his uncle. Today he felt 
the power of God who had been 
sble to move- his uncle to come to 
church. His mother sat - on the 
front seat, the tears rolling down 
her cheeks. Even the uncle wept. 
Let us hope that it was the begin- 
ning of his conversion. He and his 
nephew both came into our rooms 
after the service and we were' io 
happy. I asked young Mr. Djia to 
read Luke 15, 7 & 10 where it 
speaks of joy in heaven over just 
one sinner who repents. The- young 
man then read the st;ry of the pio- 
digal son aloud. I h'.pe it touch- 
ed his uncle. Awhile after he Iia-J 
gone home his wife came running 
ail excited saying that her hus° 
band was lying dn his bed weep- 
ing. She was so happv. Pra:s> 
the Lord! H e does hear prayer 
Will you pray for these friends? 
After the evening service youiig 
Mr. Djia asked my husband to help 
him pray and he confessed his sins 
before the Lord. 

That same night another young 
man confessed his sins. He is a 
bright, nice Joc-king young man, the 
only son of well-to-do. parents, but 
a spoiled boy, w-ho has already liv- 
ed in all kinds of sin. He had ev- 
en sold heroin and had had to Bee 
fo r his life. He was sick of life 
and was contemplating taking his 
own. life. He had already written 
his mother of his intention. Some 
way he saw the advertisement of 
the meetings. He noticed there was 
going to be a welcome meeting for 
some foreigners who had just re- 
turned from America and he de^ 

2$? i4 5_ lttten<L He had quite some 
difficulty In finding the street but 
he arrived in time and the very 
first evening he became so inter- 
ested that be attended every meet- 
ing However he thought, I won't 
confess my sins now. 111 watt un- 
til next year. At the last meeting 
Sunday evening his heart wa„ very 
sad. In leading the singing Mr 
Su said something about not put- 
ting oft until tomorrow to get right 
with Gpd. ft ntfght be too latere 
said this went like a knife thru 
his heart so he walked up to the 
platform and asked my husband to 
come outside with him. He told 
him he was terribly unhappy They 
went back to our rooms and ttiere 
he unburdened his- heart before the 
Lord in prayer and told all about 
his sinful life. He gave himself 

. . 5 L ? rd ' and new hope came 
Into his heart v«"<= 

The 'next morning I spoke with 
Dim and introduced him to some of 
our dear Christian mothers who 
?£L S0 . M *?° ut his "Be- I ™"ed 
S m m kt i Ma,erlr interest 
in him. When they heard his story 
they were so deeply moved. We all 
shed tears The women felt so 
fSHFk r *? moth «- They told 
him he jiust write immediately to 
her and tell her that he had re- 
pented and that he was not going 
£ '5 ke Ms life. We knelt in Say! 

S„ ./J* 6 yonnB man and you 
should have heaw those prayers! 
fhe young man. Mr. Li, sobbed like 
a baby. I'm sure the Lord per- 
formed a miracle in his heart He 
Kiid he wants to preach the ens-' 
&He ™»ted to eo with "my 
husband but he admonished him 
» stay with Rev. Wan and stndy 

S "" *hf t young man to preach 
the ^spel nughWj, «e«e pray 

,1 wished so much I had had my 


a picture of those two young men. 

tneie are many other stories 

-_ _ her changed lives that I 

woulu like tn tell about but I can- 


o it now. I feel as if IcouM 
a book. We had just, as wo.n- 

derful a time inSKaifeng this past 
week We were six in the car so 
rather crowded but we had a good 



rf ?! 

We hav' e been having ter- 
dust sti:rms. It is so dry. We 

are threatened with a terrible f. 

Prices have gone up so that 

our poor students 

are weeping 

_ Icannot pay their board at the 
schoof. Even Christians have had 
to leave their homes to go out to 

Please do pray for famine suf- 
ferers. Will be glad to receive 
funds! for famine relief. We have a 
day of prayer for rain he-re tomor- 

Evadia and Victor Swenson. 

From Open Spaces 

American Tourist: "Where are 
we now chauffeur?" 

Chauffeur: "Half way between 
Lyon and Marseilles, sir". 

Tourist: "Never mind about 
small (details. What country are 
we mr 


at the ' ■ 




Music By 


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Queen City Revelers 
Adm. - - - 40 & 25c 

Always a good time at the 
Sons of Norway hall. 

Old and New-Time 


—at trie- 
Sons of Norway Hall 

WED. FEB., 3rd 

! —Music .by — 

and His Band 

Do Yon Suffer from 
Rheumatic Pains? 

After a hard day's housework, do 
rheumatic pains stab .painfully at 
tired Joints and muscles? Are your 
arms, back and legs ko tired you 
could g^oan? . 


Thousand^ of tired housewives 
have received very welcome relief 
Sf^. ^ y - robbin a ta Dr. Peter's 
Ole-CHd Liniment Its comforting, 

, ^1__W , g_3,S t 

has been) the household remedy of 
thousands D f people for over 50 
years. Scientifically compounded, 
.it brings, relief to rheumatic and 
neuralgic- pains, bumps, bruises 
sprains, bommon headache, stiff 
and sore I muscles. You owe it to 
yourself and your family to keep 
a bottle handy always. Not to be 
found in drug stores, but only from 
authorized local agents 

..I!T!?.F5« ."/.Bn^ in Canada 


Dr - p eter. Eahrney & Sons Co 
Dept D2634, 2601 Washington 

Blvd., : 

Chicago, IlL 
Please send me two regnlor 60c 
bottles ofi Dr. Peter's Ole-Oid Lini- 
ment for j which I. enclose Sl.00. 

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•BBMsinmn goBUH. thief btyijb faij.8, mnresoTA 

$300 Is Asked From 
County For Flood Belief 

t Continued from page 1 ) 
town. 1-we hundred .Ilea". Most o[ 
tineid had alieatly moved ouc. 

Known dead, !>. fcfitimated home, 
'less. Yo.Ouu. | 

■Evansville — Troops in charge. 
: Homeless tatimated at 15,000. The 
; drinking water rationed". Businas, 
virtually suspended. Ohio rose 
flowly to o^.'t" iee^ but citizens 
- heartened by prediction the crc-st 
wuuld be only oil. a instead of i>5 
feet: \ 

Lawrenjeburg — Whole town tm-; 
; t'ti v.-aitr and virtually deserted.! 
; isiivemy-iive per cent of houses col-j 
'■apfed. gasoline j iilmed -water.! 
Looting reported. I j 

Imlianai»:lis — National guards-; 
. m:n ruling 3;i counties reported ex-[ 
! vxliii; ^liic'seiied as j Ohio river rise 
i abated.- ■ ! i 


Known dead. 9. Estimated home- 
1 ]>_ss, lL'ii.OuU. i j 

Memphis — Engineers mobilized 
Jor- light to save Mississippi river'-s 
Itvi-e system from record high wa- 
ters. Current efforts concentral-j 
t-d foil threatened levees. Engineers 
prepare^ to aid arihy in evacuating 
500,tK)0 persons living within 50 
miles, cf river between Cairo and 
: New Orleans if and when neces? 
=ary. Crest of 55 feet expected 
here within week or fortnight. I 

aiissoum ! 

Known dead, ;14. Eestimated 
homeless, 20,000. j [ 

New Madrid — Evacuation contra? 
iie^j Eighty-five per cent of 131,f 
MG' spillway filled . with waters 
from Ohio and Mississippi. Twenj- 
tyv'five hundred WPA workers la-- 
bored to fortify setback levee at 
■rear of inundated basis. J 


Known dsad, 23. Estimated heme- 
less, 20,250. ''■ 

.Mellwood — Break in Mississippi 
riyer dike threatened. More, than 
50.000 residents of Delta county 
endangered. Soldiers ordered to 
remove Iowlanders from 200-milb 
srtretch. j 

. Little Rock — Gov. C. E. Bailey 
said 100,000 might; be homeless. 

Known dead, 12. Estimated home- 
■ fcss, 56,000. i . ■ | 

"Wheeling — Ohio; river receded all 
along "West Virginia front. Damage 
estimated at $9,000,000 in state. | 
Parkersbiirg — "Shoot to kill" or- 
•Jer issue,! to stop looting. Busi- 
ness paralyzed. ! 

' Huntington — -Gas seeped from 
kroken mains. Drinking water cu; 
off. I 


Knrwn dead. 3. | Estimated home- 
less. 3.000. ; 

Pittsburgh — Ohio. Allegheny 1 and 
■Monongahela rivers dropped .raT>i'J 
ly after causing an estimated Si 
000,000 damage, j 


Dakota Millers Forced 
ToJ Limit To| Win Here 

( ^Continued from; page 1 ) 

not' as numerous as : in forn 



The box-score: 

Dakota Millers (40) 

fg ft vt 


Olson, f 

3 2 1 


Burkhard. t 

2 2 2 


Johnson, c 

6 2 1 


"Webster, ie 



Satovlch, e 

2 O 3 


17 6 7 


T. R. P. (36) 

fg ft pt 


aiyrom, f 

8 2 1 


O. Lee. f 

1 1 


•Cameron, f 

10 3 


Dahl, c 

10 4 


Jung, s 



Gabrielson, g 

6 0-1 


G. Lee, g 
: 'Totals 

2 2 


16 3 11 


. Score by quarters: ; 

Dakota Millers 

11 1« 34 


T. R. F-" 

4 21 27 


WPA Summarizes 

Recreation Work 

In This Section 

Local Club Proposes 

Five Big Projects 

( Continued from page 1 J 

year 1926. the last year that any 
c-fiicial statistics .{could be obtaii ■ 

«i. ■ : i- 

"Therefore be it resolved, that 
ye riconimend tb our legislature 
and Governor that provision be 
made for the State to carry its own 
insurance on all : its State, Muni- 
cipal, and School ibuildings." 

"Tliat we urge our State Senal 
or and Representatives in ths 
.State Legislature to introduce -and 
work f:-r a bill adding the follo\y- 
. ing r:a<] to the State Trunk High- 
way System: 'A rdad between This-f 

■ River Falls, then] in Northwest di- 
rection to connect with Intern: .- 

;:iional Falls.' " \ 


"Whereas. Thej State Board of 
.'Control will in the near future have 

to designate and. construct another 
-State School for ithe Feeble Mind- 

■ ed. and. j | 

. "WHEREAS, The State Insane 
: Hospital was built on the Iron 

■ RangE-, and that jthe city ■cf Thief 
River Falls is ths- only city of im- 

■■portani'e and sizejthat has no State 
Institution of any kind, | 

' ED, That we urge our Senator aal 
;* Representatives in the State Legis- 
lature- to introduce a "bill designat- 
.- ing Thief River Fall3 ag the loca- 
vtion for such an institution and 
; : providing an appropriation- for the 
-■.ons-tmcticn thereof." 


"WHEREAS, The Trunk High- 
way No. one. East from Thief Rij\V 

■ ' er Falls, is the ; most important 

road in this locality from a farm- 
er's standpoint, and, I 
"WHEREAS, the above namiMl 
- highway is in very poor condition, 


•■ ED, That we- urge the (Minnesota 

Highway Departriitnt to include at 

■ least the first fifteen miles East [of 
Thief River Falls in its 1937 road 
^uildinff "program." I 

Supervised recreation In the trl- 
coimty area which, includes Pen- 
nington, Red Lake and Polk, coun- 
ties, last month served to coordin- 
ate the leisure time activities of 
-approximately 7,877 '. persons, ac- 
cording to data made possible by 
Victor Chriatgau, state WPA ad- 
ministrator. A summary of activi- 
ties in this area,"made possible by 
WPA, has just been suibmibted to 
Mr. Christgau by George K. Tuttle, 
state supervisor of recreation sup- 

WPA recreational actlvitieft in 
this trl^couirty area are under the 
supervision of Donald Johnson, 
whose headquarters are at Crooks- 
ton. His immediate supervisor is 
L. O. Caldwell, difijjgict supervisor, 
in the Detroit Lakes office of J. B. 
Kovarik, district director. Total 
number of persons employed on the 
recreational project is 13; 8 being 
classified as leaders -.antf 6 as care- 
takers. ■ | ■ . 

WPA is providing supervision 
for various activities In this area, 
as follows: j 

Crookston-^— (physical activities, 
handicraft, wood-work, book-ibind- 
ing, dramatics and-music classes. 
St. Hilaire — skating rink. 
Fosston, Mcintosh and Lenghy — 
physical activities, handicraft, hob- 
'by duos and Ekating rink. 

East Grand Forks— ^skating rink. 
Thief River Falls— ipuppetry, 
handicraft and pnysical activities. 

WPA recreational work now 
re-aches practically e|very county in 
the state and is serving 1,200,000 
-Minnesotans on a temporary basis. 
"Xcrw and for the first time small 
communities and rural areas are 
enjoying the benefits of tliis organ- 
ized effort," Mr. Tuttle said. "Since 
WPA is an emergency agency, 
there are those wl o feel that steps 
should he taken to put the program 
on a permanent >asls which can 
be accomplished o ily through far- 
sighted planning in- the future. 

"interested offici lis in Minneapo- 
lis plan to preset 1 1 tiheir problem 
t.- the- legislature. |Tr»ey will, re- 
Quest a law that will provide for 
such distribution t f |the city's pub- 
lic funds so as to give the recrea- 
tional program ils| proper share. 
Interested person? jn other cities, 
as well as villages and rural areas 
doubtless will become active in be- 
half of suoh legislation ^o as to 
make it statewide 

"To most pens;: is the word 
creation' denotes' iitrely .participa- 
tion in such activities as football 
basketball, tennis, bowling, swirjt- 
ming .and skating. [As a mutter of 

Crookston Team To I 
Play Prowlers Fri4ay 

(Continued from Front Page) 

'. — — " I 

Qve . points to give the locals a 
comtortatble 10 to 3 lead. ; 

Anderson. Hiney and Sundinl tal- 
lied \ shote before Caldis dropped 
in a donation shot. !j Ijorentson 
counted a'pot-sbot near the half's 
end which saw the Prowler's lead 
whittled to 15 to 11> :| j 

The Reedmen gained further mo- 
mentum in the third periodas Ray- 
mond counted twice. Hellquist 
and Stadum scored on attempts 
from the floor. Sundin dropped in 
four shots in a rt?w from the frea 
throw marker after Taeing fouled 
twice^ Hellqulst and Loxentaon 
hooped in two long tries and! Lee 
was successful on a teift shot, as 
was Sundin. Raymond ended i the 
quarter 23 to 22 with a distant 
attempt, i ; i| i 

Hellqutst, Mickelson, Nesse.iand. 
Lorentson accounted for eight more 
points in the final quarter while 
holding the visitors scoreless.; 

The tumfbling team,: under ■' the 
supervision pf Mr. Gahrielson, gave 
an excellent exhibition of skill ind 
courage during the half. 

The Ttg£T„ and the Wildcats, 
eighth grade fives, fought it out in 
the preliminary with the underdog 
Wildcats ; gaining the- nod toy a 
close decisfen, 18 to 16. 

After trailing mosi of the icon 
test the'ProwlET '^B'^troupe over- 
powered! the Plummer Cardinals, 
17 to 16, ; last Tuesday on the lat- 
ter", court. The local reserves 
came to life in the> second" half af- 
ter trailing 10 to 3 at the end of 
the first . half. Jack .Ripple of 
Plummer and Clarence Haug of 
the Prowlers led. the scoring with 
ten and nine points, respectively. 

The East Grand Forks-Prowler 

Prowlers (SO) 

fff ft pf 


« *" ."' : — * : '■ 

j The Community club aa usual 
drew a good sized crowd consider- 
ing the extremely cold weather. 
The following program was enjoy- 
ed: Amateur Hour, Major Bowes— 
Prof. Disrud;. reading, Ixria Jones; 
song; High. School chorus; reading, 
Frances Stewart; tap dance, Phyl- 
lis Olson; fiorig, quintette; girls' 
saxaphone trio. Vera Olson, Dean 
Stephenson and Portis ChiiBtian- 
son; human . pipe organ, local 
group; reading, i Josephine Zachar; 
melting pot, local group; -and au- 
man Ford, local group. 

"i ''■ 

Nelson, f-^c ■ 
Lorenfcson, f 
C. Mickelson, 
Hougham, f 
L. Stadum, c 
Caldis. c 
Hellquist, g 
Lee, g 
Quale, g 
Nesse, g 



12 14 30 

East Grand Forks (22) 

Anderson, f 
Hin^y, £ 
Sundin, c 
Olson, c 
Mxore, g 
Raymond, g 
Sorenson, g 
HansonJ ^ 

i ■ 

Totals . 

6 10 14 22 

■fact, recreation includes a host of 

other activities- 
activity in which, 
engage during tliei 

R is along this latter line that the 

WPA program has 

any wholesome 
groups wish to 
: spare time, and 

been organized." 

Speakers Arranged ! 
For Winter Shows 

(Continued from paire one/ ' 

ty speaker c and 'judges will assist 
with the varied program which, will 
include judging [contests, lectures 
and demonstrations. 1 

Fifteen thousand" farmers and 
townspeople are pxpected to attend 
«ip. twenty-seventh annual North- 
•.vesL S -hool Farmers' Wee-lc and 
Red Hirer Valley Winter Shows, 
Fehrudry 8-12. [ i 

Arrangements have 'been madejto 
present a series J of Winter Shows 
*adio announcements (daily) over 
WDAY, Fargo," and KFJM, Grand 
Forks. According to Winter Shows 
officials, brief announcements will 
be made over WDAY during ..the 

Evangelist Discusses 

Office of Holy Spirit 

"The Father is iall the fullnes s 
of the Godhead "bodily, and invisible 
to mortal sight. The Son is all the 
fullness of the God manifested. 
The Comforter -is ] the Spirit in all 
the fullness of the' Godhead making 
manifest the power of divine grace 
to all who. receive and "believe in 
Christ as a personal Saviour." So 
declared Evangelist -Gufbrandson in 
his lecture on "The- Office and the 
Work of the Holy ^Spirit", last Sun-, 
day night at thej old Methodist 
church. The lecturer stated that 
the Holy Spirit is mentioned 88 
times in the Old Testament, but in 
the old dispensation He did not 
come In the, fullness of His power. 
This must be reserved till after 
Calvary when Jesus was glorified. 
In the J»few Testament the Holy 
Spirit is mentioned over 260 times. 
The Holy 8p4* v is the Successor, 
vicar, and vicegerent of Christ on 
earth through whom the Church of 
Christ is built up. Beautiful pic- 
tures of the life of Jesus were 
shown. Many Important Bible 
questions were answered; and (beau 
tiful .gospel songs were enjoyed. A 
most interesting Back to the Bible 
Lecture program is announced in 
this paper. i — Contributed. 

Schedule of Events 

Jan. 29— Basketball game with 
Crookston and Strandquist, here. 

Feb. 1 — Humorous j declamation 
contest] in this city. I 

Feb. ! 2 — Basketball game. Re- 
serves play Strandquist, there. 

Feb. ,5 — Baskebball game ;with 
Warren there. 

Feb. 8 — Dramatic; declamation 
contest | in this city. : ; 

Feb. 12^ — Basketball game with 
East Grand Forks, there. 

Feb. 15 — Final declamation con- 
test, here. ' [- 

Feb. j 17— Basketball game with 
Crookston, there. !| 

Feb. ]19 — Basketball game with 
Bemidji) here. !! ' 

Feb. 24 — Basketball game with 
Grand Forks Central; here. 

Mar. 3, 4, 5, District baskebball 
toiirnan ent, here. | 

9^ — Regional declamation 
held in thisjeity. 
11-12 — Regional basketball 
tournament in Ada. ! j • 

Mar. 1 16 — ■Assembly program in 
the Municipal Auditorium, "Davies 
Opera."! ' ; 

1 Miss Leone Peterson spent the 
week end at -her home at Willmar. 
i Those who : shopped in Thief Riv- 
er Falls Saturday were Mr. and 
Mrs. Obed Safbo, Lfloyd Nelson, Tru- 
man iBelland, and Mr. and Mrs. 
Henry Ive'rson and sons. 
! (Miss Adeline Peters spent Sun- 
day with her parents. She is em- 
ployed at Grygla. 

Phyllis Olson: .of Thief River 
Falls spent "the week end with her 
friend, Myra! Disrud. - 
i j£"hn Maney of Grygla was a 
busine&n caller here Saturday. 
: (Miss Elizabeth Holappa shopped 
In Thief River Tails Friday even- 
ing. ■ ^ 

: Miss Jennie,.Disrud is visiting at 
the home of 'her brother, T. A. Dis- 
rud. . 

i Mr. and Mrs. Don Hanford of 
iMenbor spent Sunday with Mrs. 
Hanford's parents, Mr. and 'Mrs. R. 
H. McDonald. ' 

Amber and Earl Halvorsoh spent 
the w£«lc end 'at their parental 
home near Highlanding. 
: Geo. Poppenhagen of Thief Riv- 
er Fall K called cm old friends on 
Monday. ' 

Lloyd Nelson and Floyd Olson 
di'Dve to Bagley Sunday. 

Carl Johnson being on the sick 
list. Charles Joss-phson is again 
driving the Grygla school bus. Da- 
rel Josephson is assisting at the 
Land O'Lakes Station. 

Mrs. Olga Peterson visited rela- 
tives in Grygla Sunday. 

Ruby McEnally was a passenger 
on the electric Tuesday morning. 
She spent the day in Thief River 

Jay Payne attended to business 
matters in Thief River Falls Tues- 
day. He also visited hfs daughter 
Mrs. Wayne at the hospital. 

Pete Bakken of Grygla- was In 
our village Monday. 

Herbert Rockne was- a business 
caller in Thief River Falls Mon- 

Mr. and Mrs. Jay Payne and Will 
Wayne visited Mrs. Wayne on Sun- 
day. They also called on Mrs. 
Dunn and Miss Salley at the hos- 

Friends of Selma Salley will D.e 
glad to know she , I K recovering 
nicely from her recent operation. 
Mrs. Wiseth called on her Satur- 

Arnold Gonnering of Grygla vis- 
ited "old friends here Tuesday. He 
attended school here- 'the last few 
years. : '. ; ; ~ ■■ 

Mr. and Mri Carl Mandt drove 
tb Grygla Monday evening. 

visiting her daughters, Mrs. Kohn 
<anfjL Mrs. McEnally and old neigh- 
bors. | 

Mis R Sager,: who has been very 
ill with the flu for a week, iB back 
at | her school duties. Mrs. Joe and 
Mrs. Carl Christianson substituted; 
Loren and Portis ChriBtiansqn 
have >been in bed several days with 
th* flu. 

Clifford Nyhus was a business 
caller in Thief River Falls Satur- 

Elmer Peterson and Charles Jo- 
sephson drs>ve to Thief River Falls' 
Saturday where Bin er went tn se- 
cure medical assistance. , ,-, 
Mrs. Albert iHalvorson of HlghV. 
landing spent Friday with her' 
friend, Mrs. Josephson and also. ^1' 
tended Ladies Aid at the Goodrigga 
Lutheran church. ?... 
Mr.. and lyirs. 'Marvin Hervay 
moved to .Oklee Sunday, wh-ir'e 
they will make their home for the 
present- . Vr 
Mrs. Ole Prestebak went -^tq. 
Thief River Falls Saturday to JvisV 
it her .parents and also her daugh- 
ter, Phyllis, who attends school 
there.-. H._~ 

Mr. and Mrs. Korstad and Mrs.' 
Martin fc,ngi-n shopped in Ti^^f 
River Falls Monday. ':*' " 

{Miss Esther Jonnson, who has 
vitited her liarents for a week, re- 
turned to her work In Thief River 
Frills Sunuay. 

Mr. and MrB. Clarence Grimley 
spent the week, end at the J.' M. 
Johnson home. 

Mr. and Mrs. Llovfl Nelson and 
family were visitors in Thief River 
Falls Sunday. 

Miss "Vivian Johnson of Highland 
ing is spending a few days with 
her friend, Helen McDade. 

J. M. Johnson, Mable and Harold 
drove to T'hief River Falls Monday. 
Axel Sund was a business caller 
in Grygla Tuesday. 

IViwnie Evenson spent tiie week 
end with relati»et i:i "zn.ef River 
Falls and ai^o transacted some 

i-.ii., and Mrs. Tucker and family 
have moved into the cottage on the 
P. P. Sund [farm. 

■ Pete Hendrickson visited at the 
Pete 'Nelson heme Sunday. 

: Selmer Johnson from Newf olden 
i H visiting his brother Carl. 

! Vern and Kenneth Olson and Ri- 
chard Lindstrom drove to Thief 
RIvet Falls Saturday. 

Selmer and Clara Johnson shop- 
ped in Thief River Falls Tuesday; 

■ Pete Bakken from Grygla was in 
town Tuesday repairme telephone 

; Axel Sund attended to business 
in Thief River Falls Monaay. 

Lloyd Kelson returned from Min- 
neapolis Thursday. 

BATE* One cent per- word per Insertion. Minimum charge 15 cento* A* 
extra chnr*e of lOeenta U made for blind ads to cover cort of naitdUtas. r ?• 
BTbld the coit of bookkeeplnir on small accoonts we request that ca-jta a««oni- 
panr the order. ■ ■ 

For Sale 

One 1928 Iferler-Davldson mot- 
orcjKlo. Phone 88*21. 43-ltp 

(Mixed Quack, Timothy and Red 
Top Hay. Gordon M. Olson, Thief 
River Rdls, Minn. pd42-3t 

1927 Ford Model T. wltfa wire 
.Vheels. Two-door, in good running 
'condition. Good tires. P. Dudley, 
City. 43-ltp 

Five acres, outskirts. Red Lake 
Trails, with good 6-ropm. house, a 
fcasement J barn, fine w.E-Il, excellent 
water, bargain price. Fine place 
'for poultry, apiary, or for old 
couple wanting a nice, quiet home. 
Bbx 384. Red Lake Falls. 43-ltp 


Cook at once. Wa^te 
Cafe, Grygla, Minn. ., 


Wanted — Passengers for tori. 
Call Sorenson's Cafe, Phone 14T. 

Ansibody interested in, or want- 
ing to buy choice green tamarack 
posts or rails. Please write to 
Jennings Jensen, Goodridge, Minn. 


FARMERS: Use Dr. Hess' Poul- 
try Panamin to increase your egg 
production^ J "& B Drugs Store. 

Fireball at Oslo I 

Burned to Ground 

Ignited by an overheated store 
the Oslo fire hall, a frame building, 
burned to the ground Tuesday af- 
ternoon. ! 

All fire fighting »&qulpment was 
saved frc-m the blaze which appar- 
ently started about 4 P.- M. It was 
not discovered until 4:30 and had 
then gained too much headway to 
be brought under control. | 

The building which houses the 
nearby jail was saved. Damage 
was estimated at several hundred 


The people of Thief River Falls 
and -vicinity to know that we sell 
Arvin Radios, Apex Washens, Sing- 
er Sewing Machines and Vacuum 
Cleaners. Also being in the used 
home furnishings business we cam 
use any article that will sejl and 
will take it in on trade on any of I 
tho above home appliances, au-tj 
give yotr^erery cent it is worth. 
What have you about your home 
that is riot useful to you? Now 5s 
the time to take inventory an-m 
then call the A and T Hojme Furn- 
ishings. Phon e 571. 

home that evening they were ac- 
companied by Miss Bernice Ander- 
son, who spent the week end at 
the home of her parents. She re- 
turned here Sunday. 






moon-hour, each 

Monday, January 25, and .continu- 
ing through Saturday, February 6. 


Forks will be made" each day be- 

tween 4 and 5 F 


day beginning on 

iver KFJM. Grand 



Rural Resettlement 
Official Takes Up 

Local Residence 

Chas. Wright, who assumed his 
duties as a fieldman at the ' 3ocal 
Rural Resettlement office a month 
ago, made a trip to Duluth over 
the week: end, bringing his wife 
and household goods oh, the return 
trip. He: was a*ccompanied on the 
Journey by,E. R~:StanghelIe of- the 
local national reemployment ser- 
vice office, who -visited relatives 
and friends at Duliith. 

Mr. and Mrs. Wright have taken 
up their reBidence : In the Paul 
Harris hom ft at S12 North Horace. 

| : : \NEW SOLUM | 

*■■ j ■ " • 

■Sunday visitor R at the home of 
Mrs. Annie .Holtem were, Mrs. A. 
Paulson, Irma and Wallace Ander- 
son, Mrs. Henry Rye and Ieleno 
and Rala?h Rye. ,| - 

Mrs. Carl Bloom, ia spendinis* a 
few days this week] at the John 
Bloom heme. j 

■Marcella, Virgil, and Duane Lap- 
pagaard visited with Ray and Ru- 
dolph Weflen Sunday. 

-Frank, Lull of Airgus called at 
the Holten home Sunday afternoon, 

;Ray and Rudolph jW-eflen visited 
at the Albert Lappagard home on 
Thursday evening. 

iThe (Mission Young People's, 
meeting will be held 1 at the church 
Friday,! Jan. 29, at 8:00 p. m. Ev- 
erybody welcome. 

■Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Anderson vis- 
ited at the J. A. Helqulst homse on 
Sunday] evening. 

iThe Misses Alice and Fern Mel- 
Icm visited" at the Carl ©loom; home 
Sunday. • . i 

JohniRanum and i Oral Hanum 
visited I at the Aifre'd Ranmnihome 
Siaturday. They toot fewo loads of 
hay back: to itiie Art Olson! form 
near Thief River FaEIs. 

■Mr. and Mrs. L. Anderson called 
on Roy and Riudolph Wefleii Sat- 
urday evening. j ! 

•Bert and Raymond" Sandry call- 
ed at the Carl and Ehnil i^ellem 
homes Sunday. ' ' I i 

Theodore, Edlyn, Inga, and Ber- 
that Holten were callers at Thief 
River Falls Tuesday. 

■ Dr. O. G. Lyndelwas a proles- 
sional calldr at the home off Mr. and 
Mrs. Clerve Bergum | Tuesday. 

■MissiVerna Bagnfoen; returned 
home from Crooksbon Thnrsday. 
SherepfOTted" that .Sonny Gobell ia 
getting- alonff fine. 

'Mrs,'iJohn Bloom is spe-nding a 
few day's with her datrghter, Mrs.: 
A. Roos, this- week 

(Crowded out last week) 
Whist Tarty 

The John* Swahson spacious 
home was the scene of a merry ga- 
thering Saturday night when the 
young people there entertained 
their neighbors. 

Whist was played at seven tables 
and monopoly at one. A delightful 
lunch was served at one o'clock, 
and then the guests decid:-d to play 
sbms morel- so the fun went on un- 
til the wee small hours. This 
home is k-nOjWn for its hospitality 
and everyone' there reports a most 
wonderfur time. Those who en- 
j:yed the ieyening were: Mr. and 
Mrs. Ted and Mr. and Mrs. Olie 
Omlid, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Grin- 
ley ,Mr. and Mrs. Lester Laurent, 
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Sanders, Esth- 
er Sund, Herb and Luella Eliason, 
Herbert Johnson, Sverre Sanders, 
Jacob Erickson, Oliver Omlid, Geo. 
.Bill. Dave and Rachel Diehl, Hir- 
am. Alvin and Gordon Halvorson, 
Esther, Mabel, Harold, Lloyd and 
Agnes Johnson, Raymond Parnow, 
Charles Josephson and Arnie Lind- 
quist. High scores _were won by 
Mabel Johnson and Davis Diehl. 
High score in monopoly was won 
by Lloyd Johnson. 

, A recepti:*n was held for Mr. and 
Mrs. Ray Hansen at the Mission 
church Sunday evening. A pro- 
gram -was rendered arid a sum of 
money was prE-sented" Mr. and Mrs. 
Hansen from their friends. "Mr. 
Hansen plans on leaving for Min- 
neapolis where he will attend the 
Northwestern Institute. 

■Mr. and~ Mrs. Phil Peters enter- 
tained friends Sunday afternoon. 
■Mr. and Mrs. I. G. Lddoen ; of 
Grand Forks, and Jessie Hansen of 
Newfolden visited at Rcy Han- 
sen's parents home" Sunday. 

Earl Styrlund, Gerald Peterson, 
AudTey Halverson, and Maxine Boe 
motored to Karlstad Friday even- 
ing to attend the basketball gaine. 

Mrs. Morris' Halverson and little 
son return-id home from Thief Riv- 
er Falls Sunday. 

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hansen and 
little son were entertained at sup- 
per at the David Drotts hcane Mon- 
day evening. 

; Fern Wegge- and Lucille Horieri 
of Holt visited Maxine Boe here on 

Alvin Hellquist of Rosewood was 
a caller here Tuesday afternoon. 
; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Linberg of 
Warren ware supper guests at the 
Henry Anderson home Sunday. 

Ladies Aid 

Mrs. F. Urdahl and Mrs.; Wiseth 
will have the pleasure of 'being the 
1 first to serve in the new church. 
They will serve aid on Wednesday, 
Jan. 27, at the First Lutheran 


i FARMERS: :Use Dr. Hess' Poul-; 
try Panamin tb increase your 9gg 
production.. J &.B Dru-e Store. 

Women's CInb Slot 
The Women's Club held their ref 
gular monthly meeting Thursday 
evening at the club rooms in the 
Bilden & Olson hall. -Very interr 
tsting talks were given on their 
travels by Miss Agnea Haugen, 
Miss Ruth Bakke, and Miss Bernice 
Anderson. .At the close of the a^ 
bove program the club was enter|- 
tained by Mrs. Earl J'Etfiscn, Mrs, 
Harold Holms, and Miss Henrietta 

Adult Class Commenced 
Sc-veral adults and high school 
tudents are taking advantage of 
a class in typing on Tuesdays, and 
Thursday afternoons. The class is 
being taught by Mrs. Clarence 
Carlson of Thief River Falls thru 
the WPA. 

Special Council 3Ieeting Held 
At a special meeting of the 
Council held Friday evening, a new 
20-year -ordinance fir lights for tab 
village of St .Hilaire wa K drawn 
up. L. W, Olson of Minneapolis 
spoke to the council. It is no^v 
under the Northern States Power 
Co., instead of the Ited River Poia- 
•er Co., as before. 

Frieda Hanson of St. Hilaire 
spent frsm Friday. until Monday at 
Frank Johnsons. 

Mr. and Mrs. O. Haugen were 
Thief River Falls visitors- Friday. 
Henry Ness and Mr. and Mrs. 
John Hoffstad of Grand Forks 
were Saturday evening and Sunday 
visitors at the Henry Ness homo 
here, returning to Grand Forks on 

Mrs. John Norman is vls-iting at 
the home of her daughter, Mrs. G. 
M. Erickson and family. 

Mr. and Mrs. John Fellman and 
Carl were Sunday visitors at the 
Gust Erickson home. 

Frieda Hanson returned to her 
home at St. Hilaire Monday after 
assisting at the F. Johnson home a 
number of days. 

•Mrs. Herman Jepson visited at 
the H. L. Hanson home Friday. 

Mr. and Mrs. W. Yorike* enter- 
tained a number of friends at sup- 
per Saturday evening. 

Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Borgie were 
Sunday visiters at the Henry Ness 

Carrie Rawley came Monday to 
spend some time at the Frank 
Johnson home to assist Mrs. John- 
son, who is ill. 

Winton Fellman wa B a Sunday 
caller at the O. Haugen home. 

Evelyn Peterson spent the week 
end at the home of hrr parents, 
Mr. and Mrs. M. Peterson. 

Anna Rosette Honored 

A number of friends gathered at 
the home of Miss Anna Rosette, on 
Sunday for dinner to help here eel 
ebrate her birthday anniversary. 
A purse of money was' given Miss 
Rosette in remembrance of the oc- 
casion. Those present were Miss 
Anna Rirsette, honor gu'e-st, Mr. anjd 
Mrs V. G. Brink and daughter 
Ruth, Mr. and Mrs. N. E. Beebe. 
Mr. and Mrs. M. Graham and 
daughter, Mrs. Harold Holms, Bud 
Kirkconnel, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Jen- 
son and son Garmo, Ed Rosette, 
and Mr. and! Mrs. Lars Rosette, j 

Johnsons Entertain 

Mr. and Mrs. Martin Johnson had 
as their guests Saturday evening: 
Mr.. and Mrs. D. 'D. Diehl and Don- 
ate, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Halvor- 
son and Mr. and Mrst Jo e Belongs. 
Cards were enjoyed; and a delicious 
lunch served. - 

Birthday Party 

'Raymond ' McEnally celebrated 
his 7th -brrthday. Saturday. The 
guests were his grandmother, Mrs. 
J. A. McEnally and aunts. Ruby and 
Edna McEnally, Mrs. Brattland, 
and grandmother, Mrs. Hanson of 
Fertile. ■ 

Friends of Mr. and Mrs.'Klrklee 
received word this week that they 
ere at present in Oakland, Calif., 
seeking a new location. They also 
write that Beatrice Trontveit is 
married and lives at San Diego. 
Beatrice •graduated from our 
school four years ago. ' ' ; 

Miss Josephine Johnson, a nurse 
from Thief River Falls, came out 
Saturday to spend Sunday with 
her friend, Mrs. V. C. McLeod. Mr; 
and. Mrs*. McLeod took her back to 
her duties . Sunday evening. 

Miss Dorothy . Noper and Eliza- 
beth Jorde were;guests at thie J. A. 
McEnally. hcipe Saturday evening. 
On Sunday they and Clair. McEn- 
ally drove to Bemidji.. 

Mrs. :Edwtn Hanson •returned* to 
her home in' Fertile Monday after. 


Orton Olson returned . last week 
after a months vacation In the 
southern states. 

Mr. and Mrs. MelvJn Torkelson, 
and Marion, Wallace, GsTaldine and 
Willis Torkelson visited at the Ole 
Thune home Saturday evening. 

■ 'Mr. and Mrs. Anton Torkelson 
were visitors at the Ole Torkelson 
heme Sunday. 

■ There was no school part of last 
wee kin the Hiawatha school due 
to the illness of their teacher, Miss 
Anne Austad. 

■ Signe Valsvik visited at her par- 
ental -home over the -week end. 

Harvey and Russell Thune visit- 
ed with their cousins. Palmer and 
Ernest and Glenn Thune Sunday. 
; Beatrice Lokken, teacher in Dis- 
trict 35. near. Plunrmer, visited oy- 
er Sunday at her home, 
; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Johnson and 
Alfred Fredttcson," of Mcintosh, 
were' visitors at the Nils Ne;lson 
home and other relatives Sunday. 
I Alfred : Fredrtcson " and Henry 
Nelson visited at the Aufln Torkel- 
son. home Sunday. y-'-'u- ■ ^ 

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Johnson-'-ohd' 
Willartf Johnson, Anton Torkelson, 
and Margaret Lokken -were Tues- 
day afternoon callers at the Ole 
Thune home, ... ■ 

People in this vicinity are -griev- 
ed to hear of the death of Mrs: 
John F. Magnuson, *who passed- la- 
way at tho Old People's home- at 
Grand Forks last week. She^.wae 
an old-time, resident of thia^^Stfm- 
munity. : {No funeral arrangements 
have been heard as yet. 

■Mr. and Mrs. Ole Thune ^were 
business callers in Thief River 
Falls Tuesday. 


"Nicky Drees left recently for 
Minneapolis to seek employment] 

A group of former basketball 
players went to Red Lake Falls on 
Monday evening and 'played with 
a team from that city. During the i 
■first half of the game the local I 
lads were leading and due to their 
being out of practice, were defeat- 
ed in the last half. j 

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Johnson en- 
tertained a number of friends arid 
relatives Monday eve-nine at their 
home in honor of Theodore John- 
son, brother of the former, who left 
that 6venlng for his home at Tur- 
lock. Calif. ■ [ 

Ed Durheim arrived Thursday 
from the. Iron Range district to 
spend a few! days with his family, 
while some mechanical work is be- 
ing done. He expects to return to' 
his work in ' about a week. j 

Mrs. W. J. Janda returned home 
Thursday from x Grand Forks, 
where she has been attending* the 
All American' Turkey Show for 
several days. j 

Mrs. Ed Shaskey left Thursday 
for her home at Fargo, after spend- 
ing several days here at the home 
of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lars 
Loberg. .; | 

Theodore Johnson left Monday 
for . a visit \ wfth friends at Fort- 
Dodge, Iowa, before returning jxo 
his (home in Turlock, Calif., after 
visiting here for a couple -|of 


Mrs. Fred Miller of Red Lake 
Falls was here Friday afternoon 
at the home of Mrs. Richard Lar- 
son and gave piano lessons to bjer 

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Johnson and 
son "Stanley, and Mr. and Mrs. Ar- 
vjd Dahlstrbm and daughter Mar- 
lyn. were supper guests Sunday (at 
the home of Mr. and' Mrs. Jens 
Almquist. j 

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Anderson, ac- 
companiel by Mrs. Theo. Skatrud, 
all of Argyle, motored here Fri- 
day afternoon and visited .at. ^ne 
home of Mrs. Anderson's sister 


I Meeting of Rural Credit farmers 
and others interested in "Court 
Room at Court House. Thief River 
Falls, Minn., 2 P. M. Tuesday,-Feb. 

:. Farmers Legislative Association 1 Mia. Richard Larson. Returning. 


Miss Lina Eklin. who has been 
visiting Miss Aileen "Bloom, teacher 
at Grygla, returned to her home at 
Brim^on. Minn., last Wednesday. 

The SalvH-son family visited at 
the Hans Wick home Sunday. 

Mr. and Mrs. Gunder Grovum 
were callers in Thief River Falls 

The Misses Clara Lillcvold and 
P:lly Salveson visited at the Clar- 
ence Peterson home Tuesday even- 

Miss Margaret Miller returned to 
Thief River Falls Sunday where 
she will -resume her high • school 
duties. She has been at home tha 
past week due to her mother's ill- 

Martin Johnson visited at the 
John Stewart home, Sunday. 

Gladys Rud is assisting at her 
parental home for a few days due 
to the fact that her mother is ill 
in bed with the flu. Gladys is em- 
iJloyed at Margies Eat ■ Shop In. 
Thief River Falls. 

Mr. and Mrs. Christ Clausen. 
Loyd and Floyd, and Mrs. Arden 
Hill were supper guests at the Em. 
il Clausen home Wednesday even- 

Stanley Morken is employed at 
the Louis Larson home. 

Mrs. George Armstrong, visited t 
with Mrs. George Holbrook one day,-* 
last week. 

Mildred Rude returned from Far- 
go, where fifae has been attending 
a 'beauty culture school. She wiU. 
remain at home this winter. 

Mrs. Clarence Peterson and 
children spent the week end with 
her folks, Mr. and Mrs. Severt Sal- ' 

Miss Clara iBarstad spent the' 
week end with Clara Lillevold. 

Mrs. John Maney was a caller at 
the Hans Rud home Thursday af- 

Mr. and Mrs. Bud Holbrook vis- 
ited with Mr. and Mrs. Bmil Claus- 
en Saturday evening. 

Clifford Moran came home Tues- 
day from Minneapolis. Dr. McCoy 
went on to the coast. 

Hans TTrtes, timekeeper on the 
WPA project, left for his home in 
Warren Thursday, where he will 
spend a few days. 

Miss Yvonne Walle entertained a 
group of young people Saturday af- 
ternoon, the occasion - beine her 
13th birthday. 

The Soil Conservation meeting 
was held Tuesday afternoon. The 
same Officers were elected, namely, 
Otto Hohle, Melvhr Sorenson, and 
W. A. Holbrook. ..-,'. 

Mrs. . Ferdie Brown entertained 
the Frfendly Neighbor Circle last 
Thursday. Mrs. Bud Holbrook.' . 
who was a visitor, demonstrated 
how to make a buggy wheel nig. 
They had a very interesting pro- 
gram, after which a delicious 
lunch was served. 



An Unbiased Newt Pofc* 


A Continuation cjf the 


Thief River Falls Forum 

Volume V, 

,. I 

Thief Riyer Falls, Pennington i County, Minnesota, February 4,; 1937 


Number 44 


Interesting Program Has 
Been Arranged For 
27th Annual Event! - 

Piccard, Nye, And Ladd 
Will Be Main Speakers 

Permium List Includes A 

Wide Variety Of Prizes 

For All Divisions 

The twenty-seventh 
Northwest School Farmers' 
2nd Red River Valley ^ 
ft'hows "will open nest Monday a: 
Crookston with over forty promi- 
nent speakers and ; judge: 
charge of the varied euucatsonul 

D. iL Ladd. G-man in charge of 
~he Chicago office of .the Fe feral 
Bureau of Investigation, will speak 
.)-. "The FBI's War 1 on Crime' 
Tuesday evening, Feb. 9. Mr. Ladd 
as born in North Dakota, grad- 
ated from George Washington 
fniversiry L:w £:-hoo!i. and 
ember of the District of C(i lum- 
bar. He has been wit!, the 
eral Bureau c£ Ir.vestiuja' 
and has been s; 
■AidT'sc- ci the Nevf Or- 
Louis. St. Paul, 
hi division of the 
H; ha.* workod on .such 
as the '-;; I'r.apir.g or" August L'.ier. 
"llachir.L: Gar: K-.-iiy." ,the k; l^v.p- 
oi lilav.-ara G. Bremer, an I the j 

U-mer. ha; been haii-:<-i as the out- 
landing ai'hierenier.t of the pa-: 
■iecad-j. This organization h 
nished ample proof that {.Time 
d-.-es n:t j>2.y. 

Senator Gerald P. Nye. of 
Dakota, will deliver the address o: 
he day on Wednesday ■d-.-~r.lns Feb. 
10. He will speak on the si 
"War ver^ us Agriculture." 
v.ork as chairman of ' the s< 
munitions; investigation .conirairt; 
as baen the subject oi", whdesiraai 
" .roughout the naiiori The 

American people am : anxiors to 
contribute their full shar.: to-'jvardU 
peace and good v.-:' I jin'^r-g r, 
Senaiop Nye's addie-; 1 win 
fire focus attention on thi. 
porrant problem, .and assis .". the 
people of the iU;-i River Valley in 

.s;:eet t n national po!:cv. 
Dr. and Mrs. J^an F. Pi 

;:a;ed lecture on '"The Ercplcr;- 
::on 'of thi Stratosphere" on "Ihurs- 
'lay evening. j\b. II. Slide.-} and 
"ruction pictures will be us ;d 
;.™.e explanation of the nuw fain- 

c-iis stratcsphere flight frira D< 

Mich., in I9o4. fur the 




■ >orn ' in - Switzerland 
speaking Swiss . paren 
•educated -it tat- 'Swiss 
Technology where he 
degree of Doctor of Science. 
brilliant career- includes I 
>:orship« at the .University of Mu- 
tContinuetl on page S> 

r rencn- 

Ir.stit ite of 
received the 

Barto Given Nine i 
Months Term In Jail 

. Matt Barto bf Greenbush was 
sentenced to nine minths in I rhs 
county jail by Judge Swenson in 
district court at Grand Forks] on 
Friday after the jury earlier!; re- 
turned a. vedict of finding j;the- 
Greenbush youth guilty of man-; 
slaughter in the second decree., 
The sentence began at noon Fri- 
day; His attorneys stated the yer- 
dict will not be appealed. J 

Barta was tried on a charge af 
first degree manslaughter arising 
out of the deaths of Prof. W. C 
Stockfeld and three children of 
Dr. J. L. Sayr£> head ot the Uni- 
versity political science depart-, 
mer.t in a collision between cars 
driven by Barta and Dr. Say re 1 
north of Manvt-1. X. D., December 
13. ■! 

. Under a verdict of guilty "oi sec- 
ond degree manslaughter, the jury 
"wa^ permitted" 'by law to fix: the 
sentence at from 1 to 5 years in 1 
the state penitentiary or not more 
than one ,year in the county ; jail 
or a fine of n^t more than $i,U0O 
or both the county jail sentence 
and the fine. 


H. Bjerke And Henry Hloen Are 
Elected Officers At Meeting 
Held Here Tuesday 

Last Tuesday afternoon a m eat- 
in e of; representatives of tiie'far- 
rr^Ts legislative organizations 
forme j in several counties was 
heid in tiie Court H^tise. .; , 

Opinions and' experiences wich 
the Rural •Credit department- j ex- 
pressed by many and a determina- 
tion t: press the issue for a 're- 
valuation and 3 per c;nt interest 
was evident. "i ! 

A name was adopted for ji.he 
state organization as the Mian'ti-' 
S'.'ta Farmers Legislative council. 
Each county organization will bear 
ihe same name except the county 
name will be used instead of thb 
Slate, that o [this county being 
Pennington C:unty Farmers Leg- 
islative council. ;! j 

A resolution was adopted Xrjn- 
demninz interference by the Itur- 



Credit Department and'- 
Secretary was instructed to 
a copy to the Governor. 

T. H. Bjerke was named as 
chainhananu Henry iloeu of.Hai- 
Icck. secretary.. There are n 
calls for meetings, Mr. Bjerke said, 
and inquiri.s from all ever 
suite for information ahout the or- 
ganization audita prospects.:' He 
stated that it is rapidly spreading 
over thei Stated Gilbert Brattlianl 
v.~as directed to proceed to St. Paul 
to learn] the stagt- of legislation 
and repoi-t back t3 the units.} I 


rd wa 

Colored Team Will 

Play Here Saturday 

Tlie colored House of Davi f has 
keiball :;am will clash witih 
Thief River Falls Independents in 
a game a;, the City -Auditorium on 
i-f-aturriay evening which majt'es it 
it: attract! ;n local basketball fan. 
Trill be wishins: to see. 

The House of David' team is .a 
traveling organization that feat- 
ures fancy ball handling and ;hrills 
' i various kinds. It is reported 
■.hat three former Harlem Globe 
Trotter starts are in the Ho lse of 
David lineup so a tough gam:- is 
::: store for the Independents. 

The Independents went to Crook- 
ston on Wednesday evening where 
they played the newly organized 
-."^roskston Gunners. The game re- 
sulted in a 33 to 27 victory f5or the 
Gunners after a close and hard- 
fought battle. The Gunners] line- 
up consists of two former Dakota 
Miller stars. Elmer Johnson, the 
star center, and Ed Satovich, the 
outstanding gnard on the Miller 
team. Th e Dakota Millers disband- 
ed recently which released these 
players to the Crookston te:.m. 

The local boys were belo w par 
;n the game last night, some of 
the bays having had too much 
everyday work on their lands. 
George Lee was the most consist- 
ent of the local players, gettin 
a half dozen baskets at the guard 
I-csition. The Crookston Gunners 
' -wlU play here the first part of 

Plan Seed Show | I 

! At Warren Meet 

A grain seed show will be a 
feature cf the 14th annual mid- 
winter Farmers Meet and Shori 
Course which will be held at War- 
ren February iy and 20, R. A. 
Reierson, Marshall county agent, 

Exhibits in the grain show will 
be judged and prizes totaling Stii) 
will be awarded. The purpose oE 

the show, according to Reie 
is to bring farmers in contact 
persons having aood seed for 

Patronize our adverti 




River Improvement Offi-j 

eials Held Session At j 

Capitol Tuesday j 

Tri-State Organization ! 
Proposed For Control 

Project Is| Also! Heard I n 
Meeting | At Washing- 
ton Wednesday 

State officials and representa- 
tives cf the Red Lake river im- 
provement committee explained 
plans for conserving water of the 
Red River of i the >forth drainage 
basin before a! joint meeting of the 
house and senate drainage c_m- 
niitt£es Tuesday in St. Paul. 

M. M. Orfield, assistant attor- 
ney general, outlined a proposed 
bill to create a trt-state waters 
commission, which would require 
concurrence by the legislatures of 
North and South Dakota. 

Costs of construction and oper- 
ation of a series of| dams or any 
other means the committee may 
decide upon to control the waters 
of the- area would be borne by the 
municipalities benefitted. The -com- 
mission would conlsisit of nine 
members, three from each state. 

appointed by the legislatures of 
the respective states. 

Each state would appropriate 
fi'mds for administrative expenses 
a= fixed by the committee on a ba- 
valne to be {received fn-m 
activities of the commission. 

V. Willard. statie conservation 

Jurors Will Be Called 
For Spring Term Mar. I 

The list of jurors for the spring 
term of district court was drawn 
last week and has been announced 
by Adolph- Eklund. the Penning- 
ton county clerk of court. The 
judge. M. A. Brattland, will ar- 
range for th-- hearing of cases: at 
a session beginning, Feb. 22. The 
jurors will be ! called for duty -on 
Monday. . March 1st. 

The list of jurors and the pre- 
cinct in which' they reside are as 
follows: I 

G. R. Hanson ! Thief River Falls 
Frank Robinson Kratita. 

Andrew Tweteri Thief River Fahs 
Mrs. John "WenglE-r T. R. Falls 
Mrs. Oscar Seeland River Falls 
Mrs. Ernest "W.jHadon Highlanding 
Mrs. Sig Sigurdson ; Smiley 

Mrs. Casper Iverson v Goodridge 
Ed Forsberg ; Thief River Falls 
Mrs. -A. Dybvik Thief River Falls 
Mrs-. Herb. Fuller : T. R. Falls 
Obie Omlid i Reiner 

Mrs. Carl Pearson St. Hilaire 

Mrs. Fred Byram T. R. Falls 

Carl Bakken ! Hickory 

Mrs. A. Gulrud \ Thief River Falls 
Mrs. Albert Lappegaard Norden 
Marvin Johnson Norden 

Mrs. Ole J t Wedul Mayfield 

L. W. Knadle I Thief River Falls 

Thor J. Skaar , 
Alvin H:lzknecht 
Mrs. AH Borry 
K. T. Dalager 
Helmer Berg 
David . Haugen 
T. P. Anderson 

Andrew Ness 

Clorer Leaf 
T. R. Falls 
T. R. Falls 
River Falls 
Thief River Falls 
Mrs. Melvin. Anderson Sanders 

Mrs. A. B. Stenberg Ti R. Falls 
T. R. Falls 

P-T-A Meeting Will Be 
Held Monday, Feb. 15 

The monthly m^etinc: of the 
Parent .Teachers Association will 
be held M:nday evening. Feb. IS, 
in the Lincoln High School, an- 

commissioner,; said, f'the people of no'unce? Supt. jBye. Dr. C. P. Ar- 

t!:ese towns have been saved from cher of the State Teacher's Collega 

severe epidemics of disease only of Moorhead Iwill be the main 

by the exceptional skill of water speaker. A [short concert will; V-e 

engineers who purified the pollut- eiven by the Lincoln High School 
water to make it fairly palat- band, under the direction of R. G. 

able." ' | ' | ! Bipgs. This will be' the first ap- 

Lee R. Boyd. Crookston. secre- '■ pearance cf the band is their new 

tary of the Red Lake river com- : uniforms. 

mlttee; W. W. Horner, chairman I i- • 

of the inter-state committee,, and 

Mr. Holm.- executive secretary of 

the tri-stat£- eomraittiee. also- spoke. 

Others who upheld jthe plan were 

Representative Clifford Bouvette, 

Hallock; E. Ai Fladland. mavor of 

Grand Forks, and Representative 

Ernest Crest, of W 

A. C. Knudson. former mayor of 

Detroit Lakes.- sairf 
conservation of the 

jected to th 

posed bill calling for concurrence 

of North and 

tributaries ri nning 

he favored 

water but ob- 

featiiTe in the pro- 



Lccal Team Xow Leads In Dist- 
rict ; Will Play P.bnies At 
Warren Friday 

Dakota. "Most 
into the Rod 

the Minnesota side, 

C, yesterday' 
sour-ces committee 
range »flojd 

River are on 
he said. ; 

At Washington D 
the national 
recommended a Ion; 
control and water 
program . in the upper Mississippi 
and Red River of ihe North bas- 
ins, to approximately §257,000,000. 

Included in a number of the 
projects recommended either for 
immediate investigation or coni- 
struction. are many Ion which work 
already has been started, such as 
the nine foot chann :1 in the upper- 
Mississippi river. j 

The committee ' said the Red 
Lake river channel improvements 
and control wbrk^jwere "urgent" 
and that S437.000J. was needed. 
Plan= for this project are ready. 
Plans are also ready for..£be $lj- 
301,000 Roseau reservoir /and* di- 
version job oh th e Roseau river. 

Grand Forks Hockey Team Will 

Thieves Here 

Next week's hockey program. 

calls for two and possibly 

Roseau / GTafton, 
Ross Larimore, N. D, 
Stephen Newfolden 

Thief River Falls 
Crookston New York 


V. Dak. Badger 


Paul Harris Is Re-elected 

State Chairman ; Strout 

Is Ousted 

St. Luke's Hospital Group 
Holds Annual Meeting 

Gov. Benson Addresses 
Meeting At Opening 

Dissension Mark Sessions 

Attended By 800 State 


Paul Harris of this city was re- 
elected chairman of th e Farmer j 
Labor convention held in St. Paul 
last Friday and Saturday. Mr. Hat- 
ris was elected to that position 
last year and from comments made 
at the meeting last weelt, his work- 
was pleasing to the leaders of the 

Some dissension developed" over 
the work of I. C. Straut, the sec- 
retary of the association, who was 
charged with trying to manipulate 
affairs of the party to enhance his 
own- control. Harold Petersen ot 
Willmar was elected to succeed 
Strant, the vote being 615 to 203. 

Governor Benson gave a stirring 
addrs-ss at the opening of the 
convention, pleading for harnuny 
within the party and that the par- 
ty go on record in support of a 
series .of measures now before the 

Opening the convention — th^ 
first in the new scheme of annua i 
conventions— Governor Benson re- 
stated his legislative program an 1 
paid particular attention to thw 
steel trust. No one will suffer bat 
many will benefit by the party's 
tax program, he said. 

He was caustic also in his com- 
ments on the press, in the recent 

One of the big jobs cf the party. 
Benson said, is to keep its eye.-* 
on the state senate to see that it 
does not forget the message of the 
last election. 

Reactionaries urge slow action 
on social security and relief be- 
cause- "they -kn-cw-fehat -ultimately 
we must revise cur system of tax- 
ation so that wealth will foot the 
bill," Benson said. Hb listed the 
items in the tax program and 
challenged opponents' to "show- 
where its adoption will bring s'uf- 
f; ring to anybody." 

'•Unless cur people receive" suf- 
ficient taxes frcm iron ore. then 

The annual meeting cf the board 
of trustees of the St. Luke's Hos- 
pital association was held Mori- 
dav afternoon at the hospital li- 
brary, when Carl Christofferson 
and Rasmus Oen were re-elected 
for three-year terms as trustees. 
Twenty-five members of the board 
were present. 

The organization of the board 
wa s held immediately after the 
meeting, and the present offic3rs, 
including H. E. Nelson as presi- 
dent. Carl Christofferson as vice 
president, and W. W. Prichard as 
secretary-treasurer, were, re-elect- 
ed to office. Dr. Ed Bratrud is 
chief of the medical staff. Other 
ti-ustee.s are H. .A Brumund and 
O. C. Paulson. 

An extremely good -business year 
for 1936 was reported and i_i was 
generally conceded that 1937 
shculd be equally a« successful. 

Last Friday evening the High 
Scho:l Prowlers went on to place - , . t 

themselves as! the Number Oae'l^ 1 be noUims leu except la,.,, 
team in District 31 when they de- I "&T ^les m the ground, gno.n 
fea ted a strong Crookston 


] Notice is hereby given that the 
annual meeting of the Goodridge 
Cooperative Creamery association 
will be held at Goodridge Satur- 
day afternoon, Feb. 13th, beginning: 
at one o'clock. 

Lloyd Nelson, Secy. 

I (Feb.. 4-Feb. 11. 1937) 


Donations From Penning on Coun- 
ty Continues; Quota Is 'Ex- 
ceeded ify More Than S17"» 


Next Sunday Afternoon 


games to be played here a ; ths 
arena. Grand Porks Cavalier f will 
make their final appearance Sun- 
day when they tangle witl the 
Thieves in what may be an in port- 
ant game as these two teams will 
fight it but from now on to secure 
a place in the semi-finals. Hallock, 
Emerson and Roseau being appar- 
ently safe in the three top I posi-r 
tions. At present the ThieveJ have 
a toe-hold on fourth position by 
virtue of their win over tie Uni- 
versity and Roseau teams |whrie 
the Cavaliers were losinc to Ro- 
seau hy a close score. The iCava- 
Iiers have been materially streng- 
thened since the last joust! with, 
the Thieve<s which ended in! a tie 
after 70 minutes of hard hockey at 
Grand Forks. 

Next "Wednesday evening the 
Thieves will play the classy Emer- 
s-CTi aggregation who are leading; 
the league. This will be the ; only 
appearance of|the Canadians here 
this winter. Some of the best am- 

ateur players from the "Winnipeg 
hockey circles are iincluded in the 
Emerson lineup, ij'his game was 
scheduled for Feb:-uary 12th but 
the management is negotiating 
with SL Cloud Teachers College 
for a game on that date, final. ar- 
rangements a>e to be made in the 
next few days. 

After losinc to Hallock during 
the past week the ^Thieves downed 
the University teatn here Sunday 
in a game featured by the. hard 
blocking of jthe University boys. 
Cameron opened the scoring for 
the University on a shot from far 
But that beat Tremontine, the 
i»eriod ending 1 toj 0. In the sec- 
ond and third periods the play was 
, for the most part in "University 
: territory with the Thieves show- 
ing power, Geaele scoring after a 
dash through th e TJ defense and 
Stanbridge scoring shortly after. 
R. Julien \gettinp: the assist. De- 
Paul maneuvered the pack to the 
U net and passed to Stanbridge for 
the third counter And Ledenx bai^ 
(Continued on pg. 8) 

gation by the] score of 23 to '25 
on th e ltwal floor. 

The game was cl sse and fast 
from start [ to ! finish, bith teams 
showing great' skill in ball-hand- 
ling, if not; so | much in the shoot- 
ing line. However, it- was enough 
to keep the spectators on their 
feet most ;of j the time and .the 
scoreboard nearly always balanced, 
except f cr [ a ; short time- in the 
third quarter (When the Prowlers 
built up a nine-point lead on the 
visitors which dwindled down to 
a mere three pointy when- ths- final 
gun sounded. ; 

Crookston didn't wait to get 
started and in the first part of 
the opening quarter had the 
Frowlers 5 to 1 when the boys 
finally "came; to" and began to 
play basketball, so that, at the 
end of the; first period, the score 
was in a deadlock at 7 to 7. The 
second quarter was just a repe- 
tition of the first, with first the 
Pirates scoring and' then the 
Prowlers. It went on like that thru, 
the entire ; second period so the 
score at the close of the first half 
stood in another tie, 11 to 11. 

It was in the third quarter that 
the locals Tiroke away to a -nine- 
pzint lead over the visitors, which 
carrier them through to a victory, 
scoring eleven points to Crook- 
ston's four. The tally at the end 
of the third period was 22-15. Al- 
though the Pirates out-scored the 
local team! in the final quarter ten 
to six it was not .enough to over- 
come the lead already in the pos- 
session of £he Leemen. 

Stadum and Lee tied for hish 
point honor B for the Prowlers with 
nine points each, while Barnes 
carried off the honors on the vis- 
itors* Gjilnt. 

Friday evening the Prowlers will 
journey to "Warren to meet the 
Warren Ponies. Even though the 
latter team was defeated by the 
Prowlers iearller in the season, 
rumors have it that there has 
been ; ranch improvement in the 
enemy**- camp since that time and 
the local boys will have to watch 
their step ! if they intend to main- 
tain their 'position in District 31. 

cities, impoverished . workers ,ind 
longer relief lines." he said. "This 
r.dght b; satisfactory to the steei 
trust and some of our learned Su- 
preme Court judges, but hardly t> 
the people of Minnesota.* 

The people of all parts cf Pen- 
nington ccunty have showed much 
merit by their generosity in c-:n- 
uibuting to the needy and home- 
less victims of the Ohio and Mis- 
sissippi rivers. Although no cam- 
paign to raise funds has be;n 
made. S477 ha = been given to :!u- 
local Red Cross chapter. 1 which is 
3177 more than the quota asked 
for The figure is expected to reach 
S600, states Fred Portz. 'treasurer 
:f the local Red Cross chapter. 

St. Hilaire alone sent in a total 
of 5120 which was contributed by 
the people of that community. 
Word' was received -that .the„ 1 
village of Plumratr collected and 
sent in the sum of 5100 to the lied 
Lake county quota. 
; The fiocd. which has raged fo:- 
several weeks, is quietin'z down 
at this time due to the relentless 
work of WPA workers 1 ■ and the 
male population of Cairo, who avs 
thought to have curbed the no:d 
in that cits - . Relief Administrator 
Hopkins ha = brought thousands o: 
WPA workers to the flood area 
whese wcrk it is npw to clean up 
;he; debris wrought by the flood. 
Many thousands m:re are on th^ir 
way now to the ravaged districts. 

The following list of names v.\ 


Special Reporter Sends 

Report Of Activities 

Of Lawmakers 

Melby Introduces Fire 
And Tornado Insurance 

Reciting his legislative program, brought to the Forum Wednesday 

he emphasized the Stockwell am- 
endment to permit the state to go 
into the power business and the 
anti-lobbying bill, on which he de- 
livered a special message yester- 

The big hazard to the program 
is possible dissensicn within the 

party, the Governsr 

said. "So I 

plead with you not to permit the 
spirit of disharmony |to enter our 
ranks." he concluded: 

Among such considered we fini: 

ing that the motives of those who 

voted against the Dispensary Bill 

may be questioned, have introduc- 

(Continued on Last Page) 

afternoon by Fred Protz .treasurer 
of ;the local chapter of the R:d 
Cross. This m:ney is being sent 
directly to the victims of the floaJ 
area, and officers of the local chap- 
ter, urge each and everyone to d: 
their bit. The list: 
St. Hilaire Red Cross .. ..Sl20.'K' 

Rotary Club 10,'Mi 

T. R. Fire Dept 22.00 

Elks Lodge „.. 10.00 

Mrs. ^IcCrum 

Wrii. McCrum ..'. j... 1.00 

G. iA. Johnson 1.0" 

Mrs. Ida Offenbarker ..J..'. 1.0'J 

Peter Husted - - 1.00 

(Continued on Page 4) 

House Disposes Of Dis- 
pensary And Lobbyist 
Registration Bills 

(W T eek ending- January 30) 

Disposal of two important Bills, 
namely, H. F. 7, the Party Desig- 
nation Bill and the Lobbyist Reg- 
istration Bill provided some tense 
and dramatic situations in the- 
House of Representatives last 
week. The first named met defeat 
on a motion to reconsider the ac- 
tion of the Committee of the - 
Whole by a vote of 63 fro 65, just* 
three votes short of the required 

Contrary to the reports of the 
daily papers, the Farmer-Labor 
numbers did not divide en the 
ouestion, but voted alm:st solidly " 
for the measure. The liberal ma- 
jority did split on the v BiU, how- 
ever, for the' liberal .members who 
bav fi not affiliated themselves wife 
any party during the campaigns, 
nor had the endorsement of the 
Farmer-Labcr party, vcted heav- 
ily against 'the Bill. The republi- 
cans votr-.-i with only tire:- 'excep- 
ts ins a gain pc it. although the 
measure 'was a plana h: the Re- 
publican platform as well as in 
the Farmer-Labor pla:fV>r:u. The 
vote would_ seem to indicate that 
the Republicans do not uke their 
platform pl?dges very seriously. 1 

Party designation is a very con- 
tr:versial issue among the lib- 
erals. Many Farmer-Laborites who- 
ar- pledged Co the platform are . 
opposed to this particular plank .' 
but have of necessity supported it 
f=eling> that the tail must go with. 
th.j hide. Liberals who appose the 
n-easure do s: for the v.ry "sime 
reason - that others supp:rt it. They 
contend that th» fact that it will 
increase party responsibility jnd 
party -discipline will also tend to - 
n-.-ike legislators pup:>-ts that 
would ha v. : to accept party dicta- 
tion even if the party should fall 
hit? the hands of a corrupt ma- 
. chine. 

Possibly having a vivid recoll?c- 
ti:n of the way liquor lobbyists 
run "hog-wild"" through the capi- 
to". in the special ses^i^n of 19;'3- 
3-1. Governor Elmer Benson .deliv- 
ered a special message to the leg- 
islature on Wednesday requesting 
early consideratun of the Lob- 
bying Bill and the Liquor Dispen- 
sary Bill. He refrrred to the tu- 
mors that "barrels of mones"" are 
being raised to fight the State 
Dispensary Bill ;and suggested that 
if the Lobby ini:_-BiIl is passed it 
Viill be possibl-;"" for the people tt> 
know wh; i3 spending thase vast 
sums to 1 influence the legislators. 

Some if the conservative mem- 
bers of the Hous;. evidently feel- 
ed a resoluti:n calling upon the 
(Continued on page S> 

Gigantic Map of Minnesota^Being Made 
Near Minneapolis by^W^P A Workers 

A gigantic map of Minnesota, 
two miles square and complete in 
every detail, is heing completed, 
piece by piece, as "WPA "draftsmen 
continue their work in conjunc- 
tion with the state department of 

The maps, being drawn as a 
"WPA white collar project, will 
supplement a series of county 
raap a already ccrapleted to form, 
for the first time, an accurate rec- 
ord of every square inch of land 
in- the state. Working on a scale 
ot 200 feet to one inch, the drafts- 
men are setting down a picture of 
747 incorporated cities and* villag- 
es in the state, bearing location of 
corporate limits, railroads, drain- 
age systems', rivers, trunk high- 
ways, streets, city, j county, state 
and federal: "buildings and other 
details. -j 

"When the work is [finished, high- 
way d=-partment engineers plan- 
ning relocation of old roads or es 
tablishment of new| ones, will be 
able to do the- work in their ,of- 

in the preparatory stages, as now. 
In addition, the wcrk is giving: 
p-mployment to trained map mak- 
ers, and giving training to drafts- 
men in the art of drawing plats. 
Since the project started, about 
100 of the latter have been train- 
ed, and approximately 50 have 
gone from the WPA job to private 
empIoym > ent. 

"^"he making of these maps and 
plat s," said Victor Christgau, state 
WPA administrator, "is i one of the 
yery real, but seldom mentioned, 
contributions . to the upbuilding of 
;the state on the part of hundreds 
;of white collar workers. Regard- 
less of need for a record such as 
'these plats embody, it is doubtful 
whether it ever would i hare "been 
possible to undertake the work ex- 
i cept In some such situation as pre- 
vailed when ft ■became necessary 
to find-; worthwhile projects upon 
which these unemployed workers 
with specialized training could be 
assigned." The work is being su- 
pervised by Philp J. McCanley, su- 

*ices, without the necessity of sur-l pervising engineer of the high- 
vey crews to go over the ground! way department. 

Sportsmen's Club Met 
Last Tuesday. Evening 

A continued discussion of con- 
servation pr\>ject 5 that wire drop- 
ped at a previous meeting. ■ was 
held by the Pennington County 
Sportsmen*^ club in "the Civic and 
Commerce rooms Tuesday and was 
attemUd by approximately fifty 
local sportsmen. 

During the winter months, meet- 
ings are scheduled to b e held twice 
a mvnth, coming on the- 1st and 3rd 
Tuesdays of each month. During; 
the summer, meetings will be helcb 
on the 1st Tuesday of each month. 
At present there are 65 paid-up- 

"W. H. Quist^was elected vice- 
president, enabling the organiza- 
tion to'form an executive commit- 
tee formed by the president, vice- 
president and" the secy-treas. It 
was voted that they affiliate with, 
the Northwestern Minnesota Asso- 
ciation -of Conservation clubs, com- 
posed of various county organiza-J 
tions in the northwest corner off 
the state- / 

Funds from dues retain- 
ed locally and used for local pro- 
jects. However the club is inter- 
ested in the passage of legislative 
bill* conserving game throughout 
the state. 

There are units In other towns 
of the same- character and purpose- 
but a s yet there is no state organi- 

., new Warroad 



Mills Warren 

L. B. Hartz Stores j 

We Guarantee Lowest Average Prices 

-s&a rmartife .^ 

East Grand Forks t Baudette 

St. Thomas, N. D. Williams 

Karlstad Fosston 

Kennedy Shelly Bemid ji 

Argytej nev Goodridge, new; 


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The poorer classes! of people, the working man. 
the laborer; and the farmer, didn't possess many 
•ways and means in the past In bringing about any 
effective .prtyeritlon of tactics that hindered them 
from realizing what they wished. The corporations 
and other large divisions of business in .this 
country employed lawyers and other experts to 

to. obtain ways and means in getting 
?Vading it, in: other words. With large 
isiness sEcured court injunctions and 
legal methods to maintain 
lobbies in the lawmaking bodies who enacted- laws 
favorable to big business because of this lobby. 

The laboring people had no money to hire expert 
lawyers, usually they I could not secure court 
injuritions to aid them and. moreover, they had 
to maintain! lebbies in congress or the 
various state legislatures. 

Many f«lt that the j influence big business or 
rted in the making of the laws of the 
; moral and just. When wealthy persons 
payment ofj just taxes through loop- 
law, the public felt it was being cheated 

but there is a more valid reason they must take 
the consequences jWithiut any remuneration. Tho^e 
p-^wt r utilities should have a<:- 
th the manner in which the 
utilities Inads managed the affair. \ Not only tho 
stockholders but jail ct those who depended upon 
these powr utilities for light and power were at 
the mercy of thesj. heads t> a large extent The 
utilities operated under long-term contracts in 
cities whe-e officials | were bribed to grant the 
fancliise. The people in these cities, as a general 
rule, pay unusually high rates. Improvements and 
invi ntions have reduced the cost of manufacturing 
elcc'ririty, yet tht price to the consumer is sel- 
dom reduced. i 

■ The uullty heads have spent [vast sums of 
mon.-<y iu birbing and lobbying. Their own salaries 
We been unrearonablir high and in many instances 
ihave " ruined the : lesser companies which have . in 
turn been gobbled up by the larger utilities. ' 

Any innocent investor, therefore, who chooses 
to leave his earnings vith these utilities must take, 
the losses as poor investment. Had ;he studied th-s 
system o* public! utili Jes he would have known It 
was built en a pretty loose foundation. 

The government lasn't gone far in the utili- 
ties field as yet: But under the new direction of 
Mr. Lillienthnl of the TVA we- can look for a 
proper showdown between the po-wer utilities .»n<r 
thi govemntnt. ,: 11 is then that the actual value 
of a power utility wil b» determined. 

The Capitol News Review 

: ! By A. i. HARRIS 

industry ex 
land was no 
evaded the 
hoW in the 


as the laws 



anti-legal means. But [nothing could be d^ne 
were th'usly written so they could be 

the late years, however, when the sit- 
uation hecamei wry desperate for our farmers and 
■laboring classes, they havej somewhat taken things 
into their hands in what is usually termed, an 
illegal manner. The farmers united in their farm 
holiday groups which .prevented sales of foreclos- 
ures on farjms and chattel^, and stopped evictions 
of farmers from their lands. Miners who struck for 
higher! wages began to dig 1 coal wherever coal was 
<ound and thus earned enough so they and their 
families could live. Ag there- were thousands of 
them sheriffs and other officers of the law would, 
not evict them. Similarly, now workers in the 
factories halve adopted the. "sit-down" strike to more 
effectively enforce a more favorable settlement as 
-the strike ended. They stayed in the factories as 
the strike jwas called and thus kept others from 
scabbing' oil them and thus break the strike. 

The wealthy have demanded protection from 
farmers holiday crowds, -coal mine owners have 
asked eviction of the miners who dig coal illegally 
to provide I themselves and family with a living, 
and factory -owners, a s the General Motors, seek 
to eject the "sit-down" strikers so they can engage 
'"scabs" toj run their factories. But it appears that 
authorities are not so prone to take a hand in 
enforcing ihe law against! these classes of people 
as it is generally known that their cause for resort- 
ing to the illegal means are in many ways justified. 
Therefore, can we accuse these poorer classes 
of .people if they resort tio illegal means to gain 
a livelihood - -' The wealthy!; classes employed means 
and method to illegally evade the law to protect 
themselves]. .'.o little can I be said now about the- 
illegal methods the rest of the people employ to 
assure themselves a living. 


The political world (is watching with interest the 
no'r'el experiment which is being tried out in Ne- 
braska. Thi3 is a legislature with only one house. 
Instead of the traditional "House" and "Senate" 
Nebraska this year began to put all. its legislators 
into one room and lit them work: out the state's, 
problems without having to get the approval :of some 
other bunch. j 

The new idea seems to have caught the fancy 
of political reformers 1 . Seven -or eight other statss 
are r eported to he considering constitutional 
amendments to jeliminate , one branch of their bi- 
cameral legislatures] And when anybody asks 
"why not?" it ia" difficult to think up a convincing 
reason why two branches of a legislature are better 
than one. . j 

There is nothing particularly sacred in a two- 
barrelled legislative body. Most of the states which 
have" them simply copied the set-up of the United 
States Congress.; In the beginning there /were good 
reasons for dividing Congress into departments to 
chesk each other. The House of Representatives- 
was supposed to represent the common people and 
the Senate stood for the wealth and property. But 
with the change in the method of electing Sena- 
tors, the old distinction' has vanished, and it is not 
easy to think of any good reason why one of the 
two houses of Congress- itself should not be abol- 
ished. ' I _ 

The idi-a of two branches of . legislative bodies 
harks back to the time when there were, two cr 
more distinct and recognized classes of people, with 
opposing interests. The British Parliament is an 
example; but so many privileges have been taken, 
one toy one, from the! House of Lords, that it counts 
new for nothing. It jhasn't even tie" power to vote 
any measure adopted by the Commons. 

That lis as it should be in a democracy. Where 

there is only one class of people, what; need is 
there for; two classes of lawmakers? 

Because or bills pending before 
the Legislature which are certain 
to arouse desperate opposition on 
the part of certain special groups 
and interests. Governor Benson is 
anxious for early passage of the 
Administration lobby bill 

In a special message, delivered 
iii person to a joint session of the 
House and Senate last week, he 
said: "The- need of a hill to regis- 
ter and control obvi- 
ous. The anti-lobby. bill is directed 
against the activities of those who 
seek to influence and to corrupt 
you and. who seek to nfluence inu" 
t:< corrupt government itseif. 
There is no use in- "denying that 
such, lobby activities are carried 
on, and always have been carried 
on. not only in the state', of ^Min- 
nesota, but in every state of the 
nation. We must find some means 
of controlling lobbying in the in- 
terest of honest government and 
of th& general good.".... 

Within three hours after deliv- 
ery of his message, the House by 
a vote of 117 to 9 passed the anti- 
lobby bill. The bill requires the 
registration of all persons engag 7 
ed in influencing legislation to- 
gether with a statement of salar- 
ies and monies spent for that pur- 

Senator Charley Orr's charge 
made' before a luncheon club in 
which we' declared that "the high- 
way department ■ right now has. 
lobbyists running un and down the 
corridors, of 'the state capitol" met 
a quick retert from Highway Com- 
missioner N. W. Elsberg 

In a letter addressed to William 
Richardson, ^president of the Sen- 
ate, and Representative Harold 
Barker, speaker of the House, Mr. 
Elsberg declared' that no employ- 
ees of the! highway department 
ar e engaged in lobby activities; 
that any information which the 

mitted by him to the proper com- 
mittees, and that there is a stand- 
ing order in his department which 
forbios highway department em- 
ployees going to the capitol while 
the Legislature is in session. 

Senator Orr did not make it 
clear . whether his remarks were 
directed; against the administra- 
tion's anti-lobby bill. One could be 
easily led to conclude so; because 
lie failed to say- anything about 
the lobbyists of special interests. 
His long record in the Senate un- 
doubtedly hag made him acquaint- 
ed with these lobby activities and 
their vicious influences. 

Some"; 28,000 Minnesota employ- 
ers last week received forms for 
the filing -c-f their 1936 payroll tax 
under jthe new state unemploy- 
ment compensation law.... 

The form., were mailed by the 
unemployment compensation divis- 
ion of ; die state industrial com- 
mission, which is administering 
the law,, wth Frank T.- Starkey, 
chairman of the commission, in 
direct charge. 

J. Fred Essary, Washington 
newspaper correspondent, told a 
group of teacher^ meeting in the 
national capitol that there are 
more important things to worry 
about "than the activities of 50,- 
000 orj 60,000 communists in this 
country. Said Mr. Essary: "Alter 
all .the millions of unemployed 
find jobs, after the budget is bal- 
anced, [after the farmers are con- 
tented/ and after the old folks ave j 
satisfied with their pensions and' 
none of us has any taxes to pay, 
then there will be plenty of time 
to worry about the 'reds.' " 

A heated* debate was. precipitat- 
ed in the state senate when Sen. 
Fay Cravens, Milaca, opposed ac- 
ceptance of an invitation of Swift 
L^rislature ? "may"seek pertaining I Packing Co. to tour Its .plant... . v 
to highway! matters will be sup- I Craven., charged that the invi- 

tation from Swift's was meant to 
influence support of the bill, in- 
troduced this session, calling for 
stiff taxation on the manufactur- 
ing and sale of butter substitutes. 
The invitation was accepted. 

Taking the first concrete step 
towards erection of a fitting me- 
morial to the late Governor Floyd 
B. Olson, th& House on Tuesday 
adapted, by unanimous vote, a 
concurisnt, resolution requesting 
Governor Elmer A, Benson to ap- 
point a committee of Ave to study 
means of perpetuating" th* mem- 
ory of the late governor. 

The resolution says: "The people, 
of our state of Minnesota revere 
hime for his rugged, sterling char- 
acter, his statesmanship, his cour- 
age, and his devotion to the cause 

which he believed right; and 

loved him for his advocacy of the 
rights of the people against the 
forces <f greed, avarice, and so- 
cial and economic injustice." It 
further points out that "it is just 
and fitting that the state of Min- 
nesota should provide a means of 
perpetuating the memory of this 
beloved leader." 

Representative Gus Meyer, Lake 
Elmo who, apparently with out 
p:ssession of . facts, charged the 
House emergency relief commit- 
tee that 25 or 30 per cent of Wash- 
ington county's relief clients spend 
their relief money for "slot ma- 
chines, whiskey and night clubs," 
got an unpleasant surprise in com. 

niittee Tue-'lay morning 

Commissioner H. C. Whalen, 
Stillwater, chairman of the Wash- 
ington c:un*i' board, walked into 
^the committee room, asked per- 
•Tiiiission to be heard and vigorous- 
ly denied the accusations, adding: 
"Th& representative, who made 
these charge= that men_are spend- 
inE their money for gambling and 
booze never appeared before the 
county beard to tell us of any one 
who is getting relief that is not 
entitled to it." 

tem. "It seems to me," he told the 
newspapermen, "we've g:ne crazy 
pouring money into the schools, 
and we're not far from the' point 
where we'll have to stop."!Seua- 
tor .Rockne proposes a per capita 
limitation for the schools under 
which stati aid would be reduced. 

A significant development .;-;n 
both houses was the introduction 
c-f three bills to repeal the now- 
famous Hibbing "North Forty" 
laws, and a fourth measure propos- 
ing the "Oklahoma" plan whereby 
th,L- village of Hibbing would pur-; 
.chase the North Hibbing property 
damaged by the Oliver Jron M:n- 
ine company. But, under the new 
bills, the mining companies- would 
not be granted a # gift of millions 
of dollars in taxes saved with 
which to purchase the ruined and 
depreciated property. 



"The great missionary endeavors 
o:' the last century were a direct" 
fulfillment of the prophecy of Rev- 
elation 14th chapter, which points 
out the fact that the everlasting 
gospel was to go 'to every, nation, 
and kindred, and tongue, and peo- . 
pie.* S> declared Evangelist Gul- 
brandson in his lecture on "A Mes- 
sage- to All Nations" last Sunday • 
night in the old Methodfst church. 
Ho further stated that when the 
hand of the prophetic clock in 
heaven points to the fulfillment of 
a prediction made by tlie One^who 
knows equally well the past* and 
the future, the event takes place 
■on earth. With many concrete il- 
lustration R the lecturer gave 'the 
proofs for his assertions. Some 
very interesting:; Bible questions 
were answered and many beautiful 
pictures- were thrown on th-3 
screen. Next week's Back to the 
Bible Lecture prcgram is announc- 
ed in this paper. — Contributed. 

The Washington Commentator 

. 1 - ■ . ' tt r *- C STENGELSEJJ 

few| are training for a trade 

It is being felt by manyj: of the prominent leaders 
and educators in our country that a precarious 
eitnatkn confronts many branches of industry where 
training of workers or apprentices is envolved. We 
■refer to such as printing and other special lines 
where workers must learn the trade over a long 
term of years. It is reported that very few young 
■people today want to spend a .period of one to' 
five years ! to learn a trade as was the rule some 
years ago. ; 

There is a larger numtoer of students in col- 
lege today, than) ever before but colleges do not 
train young men for printing or the other kinds 
of specialized trades. Trade schools have many 
students but this is off-set by the fact that so few 
go into trie special trades to learn that the loss 
foer e isn't; balanced by the output of the trade- 
schools. '! | 

The result will 'be that in a few years there 
. will bo Jobs open in these specialized trades but 
no on e to fill them. We may have a superabundance 
of college graduates but these cannot fill the special- 
ised trades. 

The thing for our young people to do is to 
pursue a trade rather than to flock to college. It 
may mean a better job in the long run. 


While we all > detest strike s and lock-outs, in 
fact all kimls of labor troubles, v e feel that a fair 
livr'ng wage in fufil accord with the modern way 
of living is nothing but fair to all employees. Many 
who hear -of a man getting four dollars a day think 
he should be satisfied and not go on strike. How- 
ever, they think little of the cost of living of the 
average worker's family. i 

A survey of the ' General Motors income for 
1935 revenlp -that, tlie workers received a! raise vi 
lests than 5 per cenl while the salary of 27 of the 
highest paid -cfficials increased from GO 'to 100 pur 
cent. The average 'jwages" of these 27 officers for 
the year was $155,000 for each, or a total of $4,192,- 
000 for the 27. jWheJi workers see their bosses- sal- 
ary increase over ten times as much as their own 
probably no one can blame them for striking. 

Public Ownership 

A couple ] of government gentle- 
men, closely connected with the 
T. V. A.- experiment ,are engaged 
these days in pulling each other's 
whiskers in a most energetic fash- 
ion. They are T. V..A. Director 
Morgan and his aide, Lillienthal. 

Morgan Is a tolerant and friend- 
ly chap. It is hlB idea that coop- 
eration with the private utilities, 
rather than conflict, will {best serve 
the public interest. He believes 
that where the facilities of the 
private companies, can handily be 
used t.o supplement government 
efforts in bringing electric. cur r 
rent to an ever widening circle of 
users, at rates and under condi- 
tions which conform to the gov- 
ernment's rather strict ideas, there 
is no sensible reason why it 
shouldn't begone. 

Lillienthal ha s a different no- 
tion. To him, the chief objective 
seems to be to kick the private 
utilities swiftly in the shins. To 
Heck with j both rates 'and condi- 
tions! He will get more gratifica- 
tion out of seeing the private 
utilities limping painfully about 
on one footj, than to have Old Black 
Joe- throw jout the kerosene lamp. 

What the controversy really 
simmers down to is the old con- 
flict between two different eco- 
nomic ..theories — private ownership 
vs public 'ownership. And while 
your commentator appreciates the 
sound reasons the practical Mr. 
Morgan advances in support of his 
views-, this] column must, neverthe- 
less, string along with brother 
LillienthalJ Fcr it would seem 
logical that a public service, such 
as the utilities, should be owned 
by the public. 

charge a rate considerably higher 
than 2%c, may hav>& a valid de- 
fense against the accusation that 
thev are inefficient aJid incompe- 
tent, j 

Generally speaking, however, the 
truth is that publicly owned 1 en- 
terprise rarely functions with the 
efficiency and economy of private 
business. It is probably a safe bet 
that experienced private manage- 
ment I could handle the govern- 
ment's far-flung activities with at 
-least equal efficiency and at half 
the present cost. 

Senator A. 3. Rockne, chairman 
of the Senate Finance committee, 
and leader of the conservative ma- 
jority in the upper house, not 
only opposes the granting -c-f state 
aid to schools in full, but last week 
complained bitterly against the 
amount of money the state is 
spending on iW public school sys- 

"There is nothing an actor hates 
mor P than' the. sound o'f people 
coming in while the play is in pro- 
gress." - 

"Unless it's the sound of people 
going out." 

Serves 'Em Bight 

"The water main will be extend- 
ed 800 feet farther north on Mount 
Mary street in order that several 
souses may ba supplied from the 
city pump". — Exchange. 




Govern mental ineffi cie ncy is 
largely caused by red tape. It is 
thi s which bogs it down. In Rus- 
sia, where public ownership on a 
wide scale prevails, complaint is 
made that the percentage of offices 
workers in relation to fh& total 
number of employees is many 
time K ' greater than it is in the 
United States. And while they are 
fully cognizant of it and have 
tried to remedy this condition that 
throws too many workers into 
non-productive jobs, they are ut- 
terly ! unable to do sd. They are 
too firmly enmeshed in the toils 
of bureaucratic red tape. 


Last week's convention in St. Paul revealed the 
tact that there. are factions in the Farmer Labor 
parly which want to control merely for the sake 
of obtaining jobs for their members, throwing over- 
board the party machinery and give no heed to 
principles. I 

There is danger thatjif these divergent factions 
are not brought .together and office-seeking aban- 
doned in favor party solidarity and principles the 
Faimer Laborites may face a difficult situation in 
1938. Gov. Benson is a good leader and he should 
be given tho guiding hand. ! 


The stockholders of j public utilities which are 
& part of the power trust are making a plea that, 
now when -the federal government is taking further 
steps to sttp out into the field of production of 
.. elect: icity fvr the general public, they be re-itn- 
bursed for their Investment in public utilities, 
which, they claim, is becoming of less and less 
Talue as the government, enters the utilities field. 
There m3y be a valid reason, for such a claim, 



Prior to the election of Nov. 3 Mr. David 
Lawrence, fcdftor of the United States News, was 
one of the No. ll anti-New Deal " speakers and 
writers assisting the G. O. P. campaign. 

Ail sorts of evil things were In store for the 
country, ; according to Mr. Lawrence, if Mr. Roose- 
velt weren't defeated and Mri Landon weren't 
elected. ; 

That was before election. After election, when 
big business, repudiated by the "biggest; landslide 
in history, shows its anxiety to ingratiate itself with 
the national administration, Mr. Lawrence and hi5 
United States News are singing -a different song. . 

Hene- in part, is the story as- Mr. Lawrence's 
United States ;Newi tell it: j 

■ "When Chief Justice Hughes, in the (bright 
sunshine of March 4, 1933, administered the oath 
of office *o Mr. Roosevelt, the nation was in the 
midst of itg worst panic. Banks were closed, ex- 
changes iwere shut down, unemployment at a record 
hign, farm. prices ai bankruptcy; levels, bank depos- 
its down one-third, capital in flight, gold hoarded, 
the machinery! of government as'jgood as stalled". 

The nation at that moment — dumfpunded at 
to the new occupant of the 
"White Honsu for leadtrship. Day^ that lollowed wer e 
historic. " ! 

"Now, when CI ief Justice Hughes for a second 
time administers the. oath of office to Mr. Roosevelt, 
the nation verges on prosperity; 

"Mr. Rooseveli sees his j jdb primary as «ne 
involving the us e of power s of government to pro- 

tect the people of 
another depression 
batiinglany fiitur t 

the country from the! effects of 
and to devise means of com- 

business setHback.' 

And the wonder of it all is the* consummate 
ease with which unctuous ; gentlemen } like Mr. 
Lawrence, who vil: fled the president In the recent 
campaign, now tun blandly! about and sing his 
praibes.^— LaFbHett4 Progressive. 

Your commentator is not un- 
mindful, however, tuat public own- 
ership has; its shortcomings. _ 

For example, there is the ineffi- 
ciency which sE-ems to be charac- 
teristic of public management. Ev- 
en if it is not outwardly appar- 
ent, Bcraething more tihan a hint 
is found in the rates charged by 
the municipallv owned plants. Ad-- 
vocates of public ownersnip have 
been rather unanimous in main- 
taining that in charging more than 
2%c per KWH, the private utili : 
ties axe gouging the public. Ac- 
tually, however, the publicly own- 
ed plants : charge two and three 
times this irate. To be. sure, many 
of them are thu» able to operate 
at a profit But it is- a profit at 
the expense of the very publiq 
whom it was sought to protect. 
And the circumstances must not 
b e lost sight of that the munici- 
pally owned utility rarely pays 
taxes to the city, while the pri- 
vately owned concern invariably 

This in not to be taken as an 
argument ; against public owner- 
ship. Rather, it is an attempt to 
appraise facts, sanely and sensi- 
bly. : * 

Many of the ardent advocates i of 
the public ownership of utilities, 
however, have not 'been wholly 
sensible. They have spoken glibly 
of a 2%c rate as reasonable when 
they prbhably had only the vagu- 
est sort of an idea of what they 
were talking about In thi« they 
have done a worthy cause m»>re 
harm than good. The patron who 
has been assured that 2%c per 
KWH is an adequate rate and then 
finds himself compelled to pay Go 
and 7c, is apt to become a rather 
lukewarm defender of the public 
ownership idea. 

It may be .fact that the-Canadlan 
companies have furnisTied current 
at 2%c. But it is also fact that 
several of t;he larger Canadian 
utilities have gone into the hands 
of receivers. 

A practical definition of 'red 
tape'; is that it is the cumbersome 
and unnecessary detail contrieved 
bv experts. Ir is to government 
operation what an intricate and in- 
volved filing system was to a cer- 
tain manufacturer. 

The expert installed the system, 
instructEd the filing perscnnel in 
its use and then went his way. 
Some thres-' months later he drop-, 
ped- in a*-, the factory. for a visit. 

"Well, how U the filing system? 
was the first question he asked the 
proprietor after they had exchang- 
ed greetings. 

"Fine! Can't be beat! Greatest 
system I ever saw!" 

"And how is business?" 

"Business? Heck, we aren't, do- 
ing any business! We haven't time! 
We're all too busy filing!" 

This Might Bo Us! 

"The simple fact is, that by and 
large the masses are well in ad- 
vance of their leaders. In the 
present constitution of the- party 
they have no effective opportuni- 
ty of making their voice felt. The 
masses hava their eye on social- 
ism; the members of the execu- 
tive, with a few ind^dual excep- 
tions, liave their eye on the next 
general election. The executive 
still thinks that discretion is the 
better part of valor." — Harold J. 
Laski, in THE NATION, comment- 
ing on the British Labcr Party. 

tions for the Loyalists befort the 
amendment could be passed to 
step it. 

Now, the Neutrality Act is very 
fine, if it could be enforced so as 
to affect both the fascists and the . 
Loyalists in the Spanish struggle. 
But the action of the American 
congress in effect rendered a great 
help to the fascists, by hindering 
the Loyalists. ^ - 

Outside of that, the utterances. 
about peace, democracy, and mu- 
tual help are swell! 

T&t, Tsk, 3Ir. Roosevelt! 

Mr. Franklin D. Roosevelt hates 
war; that is good. Mr. Roosevelt 
also likes democracy; that is also 
Rood. Mr. Roosevelt stated in his 
annual message t> congrsss that 
democracies of the world should 
stick together in self-defense and 
for the preservation of peace — 
and that is very fine! 

Immediately after this utterance 
oi our president, our democratic 
and peaceful congress passed the 
Neutrality Act, which aimed dir- 
ectly at shipping goods to the 
Spanish Lcyalists, who are striv- 
ing to preserve democracy in 
Spain in*the face of the war per- 
petrated hy the European Fas- 
cists. Our own. John T. Bernard 
cast a lone dissenting vote to the 
Act; he also threw . a monkey- 
wrench -into the works when re- 
actionary congressmen tried to 
rush through an amendment to the 
Act which would immediately pre- 
vent supplies from leaving any 
American port. Bernard's interven- 
tion permitted th? ship Mar Can- 
tabrico to get outside the three- 
mile limit with a load of muni- 

The CIO and the AFL 

The movement f:-r industrial un- 
ions, personified in John L. Lewis 
and called briefly the "CIO"', is 
spreading through every nook and 
crenny. As 'opposed to the "AFL", 
the short term for craft unionism. 
the^CIO has such distinct advan- 
tages that it is growing by leaps 
and bounds. Longshoremen of Du- 
luLh, lumberjacks in the north - 
woods, workers everywhere, are 
organizing under "-he CIO plan. 

The idea causes splits in every ' 
movement it touches. The issues 
are so clear-cut .Do you or don't 
you believe in industrial organi- 
zation? If you do not, than you :ire 
against us. That, in brief, is xhe 
logic of the CIO; and that is the ' 
formula for separating what is to 
them the true and the false. 

The movement reaches into pol- 
itics with devastating effe"Ct lor 
those who have lagged behind the 
masses. Anyone who presumes to 
OK the old "AwFuL" regime - is 
plucked and cast into outer dark- 
ness. ■ ' 

This is no : more than right. 
Craft unionism" is a relic from the 
■days of crafts. Industrial union- 
ism is the modern institution. 

It thus appears that the man- 
agement • of municipally owned 
plants, who are compelled to 


Jrp'feraf ' tf^fi i agia 




Conqueror of man, despoiler 
I-roperty, the muddy, germ-laden 
iiood waters of the Ohio enrpty jinto 
ihe Mississippi at Cairo, Illinois, 
surge relentlessly toward the Gulf 
i:i Mexico one thousand milss away. 
Perhaps the crisis is over, perhaps 
the levees aUng that one-thousand 

lr.ife front will check the river's _.„ .. . 

-reed. But though they do, the tight Benson tossed out a neat hint to 
has only begun. The battU against 

saying, -why riot? Mr. Foshay jen- 
tertalned 'impossible dreams, , as 
we kn;-w, but he was not dishon- 
est. And if the small handful df 
creditors who ran for rover wh£a 
the crash came had stuck with the 
ship, thins s might have been .-lif- 
ferent. Foshay didn't quit fighting 
to protect his investors, and; he 
didn't flee the country as one 
utility magnate did. In fact, m|_n 
with fewer principles ars- holding 
responsible positions today. 

Intentionally or otherwise. Gov. 

ilisease, the struggle to rehabilitate 
the hundreds- of thousand* *«*■ 
r'omeless and penniless m tlu- Oi 
Valley Money is needed; food, 
vcothing. The Red Cross asks bnly 
::-at we who ar e fortunate give 
-..-hat we can afford to giv-e-. 

Short and snappy as such things 
-o.- the strike of lumber jacks m 
.Minnesota's north wcods was long 
:i!id potent when it came to draw- 
ing "P an agreement- The settle- 
merit effi ;cte s by the timber work- 
. .-k's union included a wage increase 
ranging from 10 U) IS per cenf^ an 
j-hour day i\t woodsmen, senior 
i;y rights, ri-cognition 01 the 
ion. and a closed shop. "Yup 
(It." as one jack told a repc 
■■-are got everything we askec 




'ctpt free eatin* tobacco — ant), we 

i'org:-t to ask for that." 


Twelve U. 3. navy seaplanes. 
currying a crew of 7, madd the 
longest' mass over-water nigl 
history last weekend when 
covered the H550 miles from 


Dit-go, Cal. f to Honolulu in 22 h >urs. 

Their average 
' hour, was JUS- - - 
Uncle Sam's best battleship 
travel under favorable weather 

. *Hti:-ns. 


peed, 115 mile, 
Ave times as fast as 

No matter what action the 
i^Iature , takes on the br 
charges hurled by Rep. Roy 
■ •f Minneapolis in connection 

proposed liquor dispensary 
plaa. its hard to g-:t away ^ 
this fact. -Mr. Weir lias, by insin- 
uation, impugned tiie moiiv 
tat enire legislature. Most of u. 
have b:er. around too long to b=- 
;:ev e that all we hear is sc 
vv-l-' iiiv^ni bc-en around 
• no ugh "j I'orgeL that the 
v.-ii:* acopLs insinuation as hi. 
i hod of a:;uck is usually I. 
■fit wi?h faih.r the though 
.Mr. Weir can dignity his cii 
".viih actua. proof, he owes 
the-pecple of Minnesota to ( 
-\i\fi even ;r.o;\-. he owes it h.- 
mjniber^. of the state legislature. 

1= the British royal family 
ii:g front-page -headlines £ 
-Rumor^ i:nve it that 'before 
iht Din.-hv.-j of -Kent. 
VtWvjqss Marina ni Grc-ec 
for civore-:. naming an American 
Wrn woman as c:>r- respondent. 
The Duke of Kent is ex-King 
wanl's youngest brother. 

the citizens last week. In his mes 
sag=- on j lobbying, the governor 
said: "I do not mean to say that 
ti,e people of the state should nit 
watch legislation ncr exercise 
their right to petition and instruct 
their representatives. That is j hot their privilege but th- v ir 
duty." ■ j j 

The reminder seems particular- 
ly timely for this reason. The pro- 
posal lo put the state of Minneso- 
ta into | the liquor business is 
something that concerns each <-*f 
us. We may be for it. we may bs 
against id. But whatever our reac- 
tion, a government postcard tiosi- 

2 one bent is all that's neeu'id 
to fetch lour personal opin.Jn to 
our representative in the legisla- 
ture. If >ve don't care to exercise 
mat privilege — and duty — now, 
we'll have no howl coming later 

■EBi-copyrr pobpm.1 thief biyeb falls, mcthbsota 

suing her actor husband John 
Barryrhor.j: for divert e, doesn't in- 
tend to skiver in the dark. In pe- 
titioning for ?2j525 a month tem- 
porary, alimony] the young bride 
listed S100 a month for gas, light 
and heat as one) of her needs. Two 

of her ether "nteds 
month for wearing 
S500 a month for 
household expenses. 





ar e $750 

apparel anil 


;he w;ek-end 

from the Twin 

and Knappi 

other towns 





Cities to; St. Cloud 
Wis., is inspiring 
throughout Minnesota to adopt thki 
idea. It's ; a good stunt too, for it 
not only bringslextr?. business in-i 
to the towns but it also boosts thb 
m-rthwEst as an ideal playground 
in winter as well as- in summer. 

Based on deposits en haqd at 
the entl of I93ti, the largest bank 
in the U. S. is the CJhase National 
of New York. The second and thie 
third largest are also Wall ; Street 
institutions; tb! e fourth largest, 
the Bank of America in Sari Fran- 
cisco; and the; fifth', the Contin- 
ental Il'inois oE Chicago. Minneso- 
ta's two. biggest, the! First Nation- 
al and the Northwestern Nation- 
al, both of Minneapolis, rank 42n-J 
and 53rd in size respectively. 




The sympathy of 

Paul Kvale, Farmer-Labor con- 
gressman from the 7th district^ has 
been elected chairman of the Min- 
nesota delegation' in the house pf 
representatives. It will be"hi s Utity 
t;- call the nine Minnesota ;con- 
gressmen! together from tim e \to 
time to [discuss legislation which 
particularly affects" our own state. 
Senator Gillette of Iowa is; thb 
author of a bill to require a 7-2 
decision by the Supreme Court be- 
fore any! law can be held uncon- 
stitutional. With all this talk jot 
curbing the court's powers, it; will 
hi- interestnjr to see what attitude 
the administration takes toward 
this bill.j j- ; 

Anrf speaking of the Supreme 
Ccurt, a senate committee 1 has 
been appointed to browse tiirbugh 
the b;ok. "Nuu- Old Men," which 
was mentioned by this cornW' a 
few weeks ago. Written by \ Bob 
Allen and Drew Pearson, Wash- 
rue- ! irigtcn newspaper columnists, ihe 
ting ! b;ok is a more or Us* sensational 
if ! study of: ea^h supreme court; jus- 
i*jjs i l i^e and his background. The corn 

oes out t: 
Payne in th( 

Passes Away 


this commun- 
and Mrs. Jay 

death of t heir 

daughter- Genevja, Mrs. W. Wayne. 
Mrs. Wayne's home is at German- 
town. soshE- was well acquainted 
in our town. She had been critical- 
lv ill since early last fall. Every- 
thing that medical aid could do 
-n-as done for her but with no 

Hilma Nygaard visited relatives in 
Grygla Sunday. ; 

. 'Bert McEually went with a, loid 
of stock to St. Paul Mcnday from 
where he will go to Mason City, 
Iowa, to visit a sister who is very 

Hi- _ - - 

Mrs. J. Raftfcseth of Thief Rivar 
Falls passed away Sunday.; She 
was Nellie WfSeth. a sister to Roy 
Wiseth of this Ticinity. -AVe ex- 
tend sympathy. 

Bertil Peterson spent Sunday at 
the home of his grandparents in 

Mr. and Mrs. Disrud and : sister 
Jennie \ sh&pped in Thief River 
Falls Saturday. 

Mrs. JR. H. McDonald was a pas- 
senger) on the "electric" to : Thief 
River Falls Saturday. ■> 

| Hamre Hummings | 

# : j -" ; * 

Oscar. Overby called" at the New- 
house' home Sunday. 

Fred' Sundby motored to ; Gryg- 
la frorii the Oliver Hovland home 

Oscar Overby called at the A. 
Anvenson home Monday. 

William Karstad called at the 
Frank j John^oa home Wednesday. 

Albert Anvenson, accompanied 
byEd\yard Jtlle, m:tored to Thief 
River Falls Friday. 

Mr. land Mrs. Harvey Woods, 
accompanied- by Frank Johnson, 
motored to Thief River Falls Sat- 
urday, j 

Mr. and Mrs. Otto Knutson and 
son and Mr. and Mrs. - .Harvey 
Woods land son Earl were Sunday 
dinner j guests at the home of Mr. 
and Mrs. Frank Johnson. 



Ion j 


wiU =.ue 


i miitee i; 
I ncial in 

lc-r has 


the busy year 
put in tearing up 
interfered wit! hi-5 
plans, Great B: itain an^i France 


ers will 
home. B 
and all. 
t: the 

I'p against a blank; wall in the 
i';ittson kidnapping case, the G- 
men have appealed to rL-sidents of 
the Paciric northwest to lend! what 
aid they can. "Il'« almost untjeleiv- 
c'dIc." admit; a memb:-r of the 
i^'eral bureau 

Ui the F- B. I. is faced with the 
lar-k of hunting cue of the world's 
Most murderers without a 
trr^-e of his identity."' j 

In previous kidnappings ch? 
loderul men have had something 
'to go on — linger prints, the j num- 
l.-ers of the ransom bills, a/chii 
I=ft at the seen;- of the crirrie. But 
- in. this case fingerprints on the 
.single rans:m note were hopeless- 
ly blurred, no ransom wag ever 
joid. not a clue was lift at the 
.Mattson home by the kidnapper, 
and the descriptions of the man 

t:- decide whether an |of- 
estigation is. in ord^ri 



Toung People** Society 

The YPS . of Riev. Bjorgan's 
church held their meeting Sunday 
evening. | The j following program 
was given. Song bv| the audience; 
Devotion by Rev. Bjorgan; Read- 
ing by Adeline Stephanson; Song 
by a group of girls; Song by au- 
dience. Mrs. Bjcr^an and Mrs. 
Lindstrom served lunch. 

If you advertise your 
wants in the FORUM 
want! ad column you can 
be sure of RESULTS. 


Styrlund were callers at Thief 
River Falls Saturday. : 

Victor Frans*cn. who has been 
employed at Starkweather, N. D-. 
came home oiv Thursday where he 
will spend some timje with his 
C-C'lks, the Chas. Fransona, 

Alton Sackett was ; a business 
caller at Warren Monday. 

Oscar Anderson, accompanied 
by Henry Sustad and Mr. Gunder- 
sou attended to business in Thief 
River Falls Tuesday. ! 

Mrs. Gilbert Odden and son spent 
a few days at the Omdahl home 
near Warren. ! 

Edythe Salberg, who has spent 
seme time here at the ;Axel Jacob- 
son home, left for Warren Satur- 

The Y. P. meeting will be -held 
at the Mission church nest Fri- 
day evening. Refreshments will be 

Al =ck Anderson and daughter, 
Doris Mae, and Thelma Anderson, 
Le Nell Sackett, Gilbert Odden 
and Casper Sheveflend motored to 
Xewfolden to 'attend the declama- 
tion contest Monday evening. Dor- 
is Mae entered in the humorous 
section and took first place. 

Mr. and Mrs. Axel Anderson and 
daughters Gloria and j Dorothy, 
Mr. and Mrs. Axel Krohir and 
daughter, Murriel, spent Sunday at 
the Willie Hansen home in Strand- 

Mr. and Mrs. Axel Anderson and 
daughter, Alewin of Newfclden at- 
tended the Ladies aid at the Mis- 
sion church Thursday. ; 

The village .sectoral spelling 
contest was held in which five con- 
testants took; part, representing 
the Rosebank; school, ; the District 
44 school and the local school. 
Charles Gustafson and " Marjorie 
Tornell of Viking were th e win- 
ner^ of 1st and 2nd respectively. 
Oth6r contestants were Eunice 
Ehgen of District 144 and Lucille 
Hanson and ! Audrey N.elson of 
Rosebank. Charles Gustafson took 
first place and Marjorie Tarnell 

family were Sunday visitors at the 
Pete i Amundsoh home-. ; 
Bennle Johnson 'was & Sunday 

visitor at the G. Erickson home- 
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Woolsoa. 
spent Sunday at Frank Johnsons. 

ly be blamed for squiht- 

an *ye when hj promises j to 

■ep German eitizeus out or. ihe 

revolution if other pqw- 

keep their soldiers 
it that*3 his pledge.; ■ 
so the next move is 
other nations that jln: 
be=n taking sides in Europe's 

World War. Mussolini has bl- 
=o advised the British that Italy 
favors a! hands-on" policy in Sp£ 


ained from tiie three 
■ -eye-witnesses wef? so conf 
.-.s to be almost -worthless 
.-everance alone w:n't turn the 
rrick this time. There'll have- to be 
.-orae luck thr:wn in. 

So the President has commuted" 
Wilbur Foshay 'c prison term to 5 
years-. 'Well, as tlios e 'who [know 
tiie -real facts behind, the story are 



Licensed Funeral j Director 

Amublance Serrice | 

Day Phone 61 Jilght Phone USYi 

When tht new state income 
nvestisjation, ! ~- s run ouz on the house floor 
debate, one of the big arguriie 
v.ill' center ar:und how much 
any, additional revenue is to 
turned over to the public schools. 
At present all ths- i nee me 
money, about $4,7UU,000 a year, 
earmarked for the schcois, ; p 
an annual state aid appropriat i-n 
of $7 ,000,000. According to' 
senate finance committee's figures, 
this is a more- libeial contrrbut on 
than any neighboring" state maki 
to its school funds. 

Right) now the best guess U tha 
very "few legislators will fa 
any increase in the state's ah 
ments to the individual school 
tricts. But if ths majority sho 
be persuaded to cut down 
state's | contribution, what th 
Well, either the schcois would 
left 'to find other ways of building 
up their own fund« or they wefuid 
hav.s. to effect economies to oi 
the loss of revenue. So no maite: 
how you feel about the need 
retrenci ment, the question is, 
should the state begin by cuttin; 
down on the money now spent 


This is the Worst Season of. the 

Year for Upset Stomach | and 

Rnn-Down ConditlonI 

Everj- year at this time |thous- 
antts; suffer from upset stomach, 
indigestion, and. sluggish elimina- 


the time-proven family medicine, 
has been used by grateful thous- 
ands during the past 150 years. 
Used successfully in the treatment 
nf indigestion, constipation, ner- 
vousness, and common colds due to 
faulty elimination. Get a bottle 
today and keep it handy at all 
times. Not to be had in drug 
stores, but only from authorized 
local agents. Protect your family's 
health ! j 

Birthday Party 

The T. A. D|srud|home was the 
scene of: much [hilarity Friday eve- 
ning when Mrs. Disrud and Jen- 
nie Disrud ■ entertained in honor 
of the birthdays of Prof. Disrud 
and Ludolph Urdahl. Whist was 
played at live; tables, hijrh score 
"for ladies baing won by Mrs. Jo- 
iephson. and jv. C. McLeod and 
O. X. Urdahl tied for men's high. 
A wmderful lunch j was served at 
m;dni^ht, including three extra 
birthday, cakes in addition to the 
cue prepdred by the hostesses. 
' O. X. Urdahl also received :he 
prize for telling the best story af- 
ter supper. Those who enjoyed 
the evening were: Mr. and Mrs. V. 
C. McLeod. Mr. and Mrs; E. L. 
Peterson. Mr. [and Mrs. C. Christ- 
ianson. Mr and Mrsl C. H. McDon- 
ald. M r and Mrs. OJ X. Urdahl and 
Ludolph, Mr. |and Mrs. Al Jestad. 
Mr. and Mrs. A- Josephs :n and the 
Misses Holappen, j Peterson and 
Sagen. ! i jj ■ 

Xordence" and Clarence Olson 
were callers in town Wednesday. 

Albert and Melvih Wilkens vri're 
business callers in Thief River 
Falls Wednesday, i | 

Ben Mandt is home after an ex- 
tended business trip through ihe 
drought area of North Dakota. 

Axel Sund was in Thief River 
Falls Wednesday. 

Miss Esther Johnson spent 
week end at her parental homej. 

Pete Bakken, oi r lineman, iin- 
stalled a telephone for Mr. Jones, 
on the old Vaughan farm. 1 1 

Charles Josephsoi was a dinner 
guest at the Floy 

Adolph Giving is 
ator of the LOL station. Charles- 
Josephson, who w-jas substitutinj 
there since the res 
; Poppenhagen; r is 
Grygla :scbool bus 

A bill to advance the date of 
the state primary election from 
the 3rd Monday in June to the 2nd 
Monday- in September is now be- 
fore the legislature." Proponents of 
the measure argue that an inten- 
sive campaign of 6 or 7 weefe^ is 
more desirable than the present 
method j whereby the voters; lose 
enthusiasm during the summer 
months.! Wisconsin has found iihat 
a September primary works lout 
to the advantage of all concerned. 


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For a large size trial bottle (11 
r>z.) of Dr. Peter's Kuriko post- 
age Paid, send Sl.00 tcday to Dr. 
Peter Fahrney & Sons Co. Dept. 
D2539, 2501 Washington Blvd., 
Chicago. 111. ad 4-1 

A 1 memory check of motorbus 
accidents brings to mind : none 
more spectacular or horrible than 
the one 1 near Miami, Florida, last 
week. (Rolling along at a speed 
described! as- '^moderate" by the 
driver, 'the. streamlined bu«; sud- 
denly swerved out of control; b&Id 
to the highway for several hund- 
red feet, then lunged into the 12- 
foot 'dranage canal paralleling the 
pa-rement. Seventeen of the 31 
passengers were drowned. Not one 

recent transport j plane 
brought death to as ' many 

of .the 

The 86-day east coast. seaman's 
strike practically came to an end 
last week when the strike- fund 
of the iNew? York group wa B ex- 
hausted] However, docknten and 
sailors havje agreed to boycott all 
ships plying toithe west coast un- 

til the 

Elaine Jacobs. Barrymore, 

d Olson home 
the new oper- 

walkout of Pacific 
is settled. 


gnati:n of Geo. 
again on the 

Miss Helen Dieil is- having; a 
veek's vacation at home from her 
duties in Thief River Falls. 

Claire and! Rubjf McEnally and 
Selma Ramsey attended the snow 
Thief Riyer Falls Wednesday 

Mrs. A. B.i Mandt, who has been 
ill for several weeks, is still un- 
able to attend to home duties. 1 

County engineer and Mrs. Erick- 
s:n called at the fosephson home 
Saturday. ' 

Friends of Mrs Einer Jensen 
will be: glad ! to learn she is home 
from the hospital [and recovering 
from her recent illness. 

Mr. and Mrs. A, Halvorson at- 
tended to business in Thief River 
Falls Wednesday. 

Mr. and Mrs. Owen Olson and 
Junior attended the show in Thief 
River Falls Saturday. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ole Peterson cf 
Grygla and Mrs. John H-cppe were 
entertained [at the home o£ Mrs, 
Olga Peterson Thursday evening. 

Bud, Nordeen and Donald Ur- 
dahl and Charles Josephson at- 
tended the fshow in Thief River 
Falls Saturday night. They we're 
accompanied) home by Fred Ur- 
dahl, who had been doing carpen- 
ter work at Karlstad.- j I 
' Geo. Homtne of St. Hilaire call- 
ed in our Village ; Monday. , J - 

Mrs. : Oscar Halvorson returned 
this week from Madelia, MinnJ, ito 
attend -her father's funeral. ; j 

Elizabeth j Holappen and Leone 
Peterson visited at the O. N. Ur- 
dahl home Saturday. They togeth- 
er with Mr.t ond Mrs. Urdahl, Lu- 
dolph and [Orville, attended the 
show in Thref River Falls Satur- 
day night. | . | 

Rev. and (Mrs. Sebo and Gladys 
of Ma vie visited at the home of 
their daughter, Mrs. Gust Ristau, 
Sunday. Gladys stayed over for a 
longer visit! The Ristaus are h'ow 
nicely located on the "South Side." 

Mr. and !Mrs. Obed Sebo and 
Dennis and i the Misses Helen and 

Mr. : and Mrs. Louis Hance and 
James Hance returned from Min- 
neapolis Monday morning, where 
Mr. Hance attended a mid-west oil 
convention. They also visited with 
friends and relatives there. 

A wedding dance was given at 
the Bucktown Hall in honor of 
Ad:lpH Rode and Mayne Moran of 
Wylie Tutsday evening. The bride 
wore a green enpe dress with 
silver ihat and shoes. The brides- 
maid was the bride's sister. Ber- 
tha Moran, who is employed :n 
Thief Rivs-r Falls. The groom's at- 
tendant was Rayton Dargon of 
Wylie.: The evening was enjoyed by 
the large crowd that attended. 

James Hance w - as a business 
caller ' in Crookst'.n Monday. 

St. Dorothy's Catholic Guild Xo. 
1 met at the Alfred Hance home 
Thursday. Those attending were: 
Mrs. Edward O'Conmll.. Mrs. J. 
Boutain, Mrs. John Fridgen. Mrs. 
Rose Jcries. Mrs. Selina Remri--k, 
Mrs. Louis Hance and the Misses 
Ann St. Mitchell and. Leora Krue- 
ger. The afternion -was spent in 
playing cards. Lunch was served 
at 4:00 o'clock. 

Mr. land Mrs. Math Jenson.were 
visitors at the Lloyd Kropp home 
Sunday evening. 

James Hance motored to Red 
Lake Falls Tuesday. He was ac- 
companied back by Mrs. Selina 
Remrick, who will spend a few- 
days there. 

Arnold Helseth returned home 
Sunday after spending- a few weeks 
with his sister, Mrs. Lloj'd Kropp. 
Mr. land Mrs. E. F. Kilahd of 
Red Lake Falls and Mr. and Mrs. 
Math : Jenson ;were dinner guests 
at the Howard Jenson home Sun- 
day." j ' ; 

Mr. i and ^Irs. Alfred Hance, Mr. 
and Mrs. Edward O'Connell, Mr. 
and Mrs. John Lizotte and child- 
ren and Mr. and Mrs. Harvey St. 
Ives were supper guests at the J. 
Boutain home- Sunday. 

Mr. j and Mrs. Louis Hance. Mr. 
and Mrs. Alfred Hance, Mr. and 
Mrs. JEdwardi O'Connell and Mr. 
and Mrs. Joseph Boutain' visited 
with Rev. Victor Cardin on Friday 
evening. j 

Diohne Hance spent this week 
end with Mr. and Mrs. Howard Jen- 
son. i | 

James Hanqe was a dinner guest 
with Rev. Victor Cardin Sunday. 
Math Dreep motored to Red 
Lake Falls Friday. He was accom- 
panied back ly his two daughters, 
Agnes and Genevieve, who are at- 
tending high school there. 

Mr. | and Mrs. Alfred St, Mitch- 
ell visited with Rev. Victor Car- 
din Sunday. 

Emanual Gallant, who has been 
in California! the past year, is 
home ; for a few weeks* visit. 

Mrs. Selina Remrick returned ta 
her home Friday, after a few days 
visit at the James Hance home. 
Mr.| and Mrs, Wayne Kropp and 
daughters Romona and June vis- 
ited at the Emery Boutain home 
Sunday evening. 

"Wilfred Brundell of iHuot Is 
now employed at the Louis Hance 
home: I 

Mrj and Mrs. Lloyd Kropp and 
daughter Lou. Ann visited at the 
T. ,M. Helseth home Sunday. 


The last regular meeting of tha 
Forum was h£-ld Tuesday evening, 
Jan. 26. The meeting was called 
to order by the chairman, Victor 
Rodahl. The minutes of the last 
meeting were read and approved. 
Officers elected for the n=st meet- 
ins are: Gilbert Bremseth. chair- 
man; Dick Kolstrand, vice chair- 
man; and Cora Rodahl, secretary. 
Mr. Denning gave a talk on the 
Hood situati:n which .was later 
opined for group discussion. An 
informal debate, "Resolved that 
high school education is necessary 
in order to obtain a better voca- 
tion." was opened by Edwin Gor- 
don of the negative. His chosen 
opnmint. Stanley Rodniecki, be- 
ing absent, the discussion was ex- 
tended to all members, in which 
many interesting arguments we.-i 
discussed, nro and con. Myrtle 
and Ragna Hofstad favored the ' 
audis-nce with two songs. Cora Ro- 
dahl was chosen chairman of the 
lunch committee, Edwin Gordon as 
janitor. The meeting adjourned 
until Tuesday evening, Feb. 2. 

Miss Minnie Loven accompan- 
ied her brothE-r Einer Loven of 
Gatzke, to Warren Saturday. 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fcrsberg and 
Ivan Hofstad of Thief River Falls 
visited at the O. Mandt and Rolf 
Hofstad homes Sunday. 

Euwin Gordon spent Sunday at 
the lyme of his parents. Mr. and 
Mrs. R. Gordon of Games. 

Christ Nisson calkd at the Q. 
M. Mandt home Sunday. 

Jack and Casimir Radniecki, 
Max Kasmarek and Wylma Strom- 
: berg spent Saturday evening at 
Thief River Falls. 

Mrs. J. L. Radniecki and sons. 
Jack, Virgil and Richard, spent 
Sunday at Thief RiV4 T Falls vis- 
iting relatives, 

Casimir Radniecki and "Wylma 
Str:-mberg spent Wednesday i n 
Thief River Falls attending to bus. 
iness and also visiting at the lat- 
ter's parental home-. 

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Radniecki 
spent Tuesday and Wednesday at 
th & J; L. Radniecki home. 

Ole Homme and Herman Han- 
son of Thief River Falls, spent a 
few days at the latter's parental 



Rer. J. Bowman left on Sunday 
evening for his home atj Chicago, 
where he will attend the conven- 
tion and will visit his folks. Rue- 
ben Styrlund motored (to Thief 
River Falls 'with him after the 
evenlne- service. Mable, Fransen 
and Edythe Styrlund accompanied 
them. ' J ' 

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hansen ;ind 
littlei son motored tx> Oslo Wednes- 
day. Mr. Hansen and son spent 
some time at the Chas. Dahlstroin 
home before leaving -Wednesday 
for Minneapolis, where he will at-, 
tend' tb.3 Bible Institute. 

Mr. and Mrs. Aleck Anderson 
and daughter Doris Mae,. "Victor 
and Mable Franson, Thelina Andar- 
scn, i.David Drotts -and Rueben 

Paul Jepson returned home on 
Saturday after assising^. at the 
iv, E. Bube farm for some time. 

Carrie Rowley- left for her home 
in Silvert^n after spending some 
time at the F. Johnson home. 

Ed. Peterson was a Monday vis- 
itor at the Henry Ness home. 

Carl Swanson visited at the A. 
Swer;on home Thursday. 

Evelyn Peterson spent the week 
end at her parental home, Mr. and 
Mrs. Miller Peterson. 

Mrs. Aug. Erickson spent Tuesr 
day visiting^ at the JA, P. Ander- 
son home. 

Ernie Erickson was a Thursday 
evening visitor at the John Fell- 
man home, i 

Mr. and ' Mrs. Frank Johnson 
were at Tnief ' River Falls Satur- 
day, where Mrs. Johnson received 
medical treatment. ' 

Mr. and Mrs. Wra. Yonke and 
family were Sunday i dinner guests 
at the Oscar Haugen home. 

Ernest Erickson was a Tuesday 
calle; at the Thorsten Walseth 

Mrs. H. L. Hanson was a Thurs- 
day visitor at the Frank Johnson 
heme. | 

Mr. and Mrs. James Kenney and 
daughter Ellen were] Sunday visit- 
ors at the Aug. Swenson home, 
Mrs. Kenney and lUlen staging 
until Tuesday . 

Paul Anderson was a Thief 
River caller Friday : . 

Bob Jspson and Donald John- 
son accompanied Sir. Doten of 
Thief River Falls to Crookston <*n 
Saturday, where they did some 
practice in cattle judging. 

: Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Ulrick and 

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HONOltLl) | j 

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Johnson were' 
guests of honor at a surprise pari- 
ty given by a group of tliuir 
friends at their home Satur.iay 
evening. Mrs. A. Ilaugen and Mrs. 
Iver Aaseby \ver& the hostesses, 
and approximately f.rty guest> 
■were pres'.nt. The affair was in 
honor of Mr. and Mrs. Johnson U 
twenty-iifth wedding anniversary, 
and a purse of inoney was giv-ejn 
to them by the J guests. Mr. and 
Mrs. Carl Olson, who attended 
them at their wedding, were alio 
present. ■ j | [ 

The evening was spent in danc- 
ing and card playing, and a late 
3uni:h was served by the self in- 
vited glUsStS. 1 j 


Mrs. J. II. McClelland was host-' 
es« at a j birthday party for her 
daughter Bernus at their home on 
Saturday j A 6 o'clock 
dinner was served to the honor 
Kuost, Miss I3:rnus, M.r. and Mijs. 
Carl Kollitz, and Miss Maximi U Al- 
ton. Other guests were invited 
fcut were unable to come. A beau- 
tiful birthday cak e formed the 
ctntcr piece, and candy favors also' 
decorated I the table. Bernus re- 
ceived many lovely gitfs. 


The' employee^ 
try Ward: stor 
ill ;i Lhl'ee-COUUir 
Sunday nLon 
room of :the I 1 * 
T'aose present v, 
son, jnanager of 

of the Mmugcm- 
were cntertaiujeJ 
> chicken dinner 
the main dining 
lm Garden Cai'e. 
ere O. "W. Peter- 
:iie store, K. Van- 

der Hoet'.j Ole Engiestad, Joe 13rJ- 
<iie. Leonard irlalvorson, David 
Strom. Marvin iFemreite, Arthur 
Swimson, Martha Odegaard, Oscar 
H:u&euroten, Frank Duncan, the 
Misses Inga Stenberg, Martha 
Storholm.j Mary \Varner, Margaret 

Dillon. "Birdie' 

Art Christiansan 

Nelson of Minneapolis, and Dr. 
William O'Connor j ol St. Paul, a 
brother of the groom. Dr. and Mrs. 
Swedenburg and. soil' Donald* will 
leave this city Friday to attend 
the ceremony, and will preside at 
a wedding breakfast f-r the bridal 
couple and members of both fam- 
ilies, which will take place in the 
St. Francis hotel in St. Paul. Lat- 
er on their \yill be an informal re- 
ception at the home of the groom, 
at which the groom's; parents will 
be hosts. 

Miss Swedenburg graduated from 
the local high school and also 
from the Minnesota state teachers 
college in Duluth. She taught :n 
this vicinity for two! years, going 
from heiu- to St. Paul, where sne 
has been teachng in the public 
sUiools for four years. Mr. O'Con- 
nor i s a graduate of the St. Thom- 
as college in St. Paul, where he- 
received his U-^. B. and B. A. 
degrees. He is employed as an at- 
torney, and is now working in the 
legal department of the social se- 
curity office in St. Paul. 

The newly weds will take up 
residence in an apartment in St. 
Paul, and will b e at home to their 
friends there. 


The Misses Anne Hermanson 
and June Wilson wE-re hostesses 
at a meetine- of the sewing club at 
the Henry Hanson heme Monday 
evening. The guests present were 
the Misses Elaine Sorenson, Flor- 
ence Ghristotierson, Phyllis Vis- 
canson, Ardella Gjs-rnes, Esther 
Clementson and Mrs. Bob -Votava. 
The evening was spent ^socially, 
with needlework serving as the 
diversion. Lunch was sr-rved by 
the ho&te&see at 10 o'clock. The 
next meeting, which will take 
place M:ndav Feb. 15, will be 
held at the- home of Miss Florence 

Webskowski, G. GrindelaHd, jPhil 
Lundberg, F. Christianson, Dletx 
Christ Schlimmer, Jimmy Kelly, 
Kiel, Hoffman, Walter Everisota 
William Elofson. Lechelt, Breznajl 
Earl liong, PetS* Ainundson, He! 
riier Helgeson, Gilbert 'GrindeianJ, 
John Reed, and Miss' Orpha Grin- 
d'eland and Miss Mary Stensrud. 
The guests spent a social after- 
noon, after which lunch brought 
b'y the self-invited guests ■ was 
s|erved\ \ 

nor Erlcksbn. The music club, 
which has decided on no definite 
name aa yet, is to -be called the 
'Senior group fill a final vote has 
been taken. The group will study 
composers, harmony, st:ries of 
selected piano pieces, and Orches- 
tral work, j. 

Margaret McKechnie was | chosen 
president of ; the gtoup, ; Palma, vice-president, and Gloria 
Quist, secretary. ■ 


! Mr. and Mrs. Otto Parbst and 
Mrs. John' Dahl were hosts at a 
5 o'clock turkey dinner at: the 
Parbst home Sunday. Th& guests 
piesent were Mr. and Mrs. H. O. 
Berve, Mr and Mrs. Gaston Ward, 
and Lars Backe. A social evening 
was spent. 

Novak, Theliua 

Brooten, ElUn Bergnren and Mrs. 

Mrs. Oscar Moii- 

jBebroten, and Mrs. Connie Geston. 
Mrs. G. W. Peterson and Junior, 
•wife and son of the manager, were 
also present. j j . 


Miss Dor:thy Iswedenburg, 
-daughter of Dr. and Mrs. A. jVV. 
Swedenburg of this city, will |be 
united im marriage on Saturday 
morning. Feb. 6{ at S o'clock, j to 
John J. O'Connor, son of Mr. and 
Mrs. M. L. O'Connor of St. Paul. 
The eereih:-ny \jill he solemnized 
in th& St, Mark's Catholic church 

in St. Paul, and 
will be attended 

the bridal couple 
by Miss Beatrice 


Mrs. H. O. Berve was hostess at 
a buffet breakfast at her hom e on 
Saturday morning. Mrs. ;Andy An- 
derson assisted her, and the guests 
present were the Misses Emma 
Tandberg, Mvrtle Forster, Alice 
Bredeson. Ruth Mickelson, Lenore 
Jorgenson, Mary F. : Cook, Ragna 
Steenerson. Minnie Ln-avitt, Esther 
Larson and Mis. Charles Snyder. 


Mrs. Rehm, who lives on Dewey 
Avenue North, was honor guest at 
a "pound" shower given for her 
Monday afternoon. The gue3ts 
present were the Mesffames Otis 
Dokken, Isaac Olson, Louis Ve- 
Vea, Listol, William Murphy, John 

Thief River Pharmacy 

O. H. Ekeren & Sons Phone 77 «miP 

65c PjlNEX^ 

OIL, Gal. 
(Genuine) 89c 
50c P|ab§um, 39c 

40c Musterole, 29c 
Pfunder Tab's $3 BismaRex50c 

Cigarettes, Per Ctn, $1'IS : 

1 2c Per Pkg[. 2 for 23c 


SALTS.5 "s. 


60c Alka Seltzer, 49c 

Briten Tooih Paste, 25c 
40c Castorja, Z9c 

ICE CREAM j(Sunday)qt. 25c 




Save with Safety 


! Mrs. Abbie Wassgren was host- 
ess Tuesday evening to her bridge 
club which is composed of the Cot- 
lowing guests: the Mesdames 
Ralph ; : McCain, Andy Battelson, 
W. W. Prichard, Jr., A. M. Holt?, 
V. E. Borry, E. O. Peterson^ Os- 
car Paulson, and Guy Lane. -Mrs. 
Prichard won the traveling prize. 
Lunch was served by the hostess. 


Air. and Mrs. Palmer Tpmmer- 
dahl were hosts to a gr ( oup of 
friends at a 7 o'clock buffet supper 
at| their home Wednesday evening. 
The guests present were the Mes- 
dam cs and Messrs. Walterj Smith. 
Jihri Lind, Andy Williamson, A. 
M| Holte and Sunder Legvold. Th-J 
evening was spent socially. . 


i (Continued from page one) 



■ Mi-s; Andrew Bottelson wa K host- 
ess at a meeting of the .bridge 
club at her home on Wednesday 
night. The guests present were the 
Mesdanits Nate Harris, Perl Ma- 
bey, W. W. Prichard, Jr., G. W. 
Booren, A. C. Peterson, L. G.Lar- 
t and Mrs. Alvin Holzkneeht, 
who substituted for Mrs. H- A. 
Brumund. The afternoon was spent 
playing bridge, after which lunch 
was served by the hostess. : 


: Mr s .Orlando Bishop was hostess 
at a meetinc of the sewing club at 
her home Wednesday aftera-jon. 
The guests present were the Mes- 
dames John Ward, L. W. Knadle, 
Leonard Freed, D. Snelling, H* 
Suckernian, ,.T. Dailey, Jack Mc- 
Kechnie-, Robert Nelson, . Stanley 
iMickalsky, and A. Merritt. The af- 
ternoon was spent in needlework, 
afterwhich lphch was served by 
the hostess. 


Mis R Josephine Johnson, for 
several years a nurse at the St. 
Lukes Hospital, was guest of hon- 
or at a farewell party given for 
h;r Tuesday evening in the library 
room of the hospital. The hostess- 
es were the Misses Anna Lapic, 
Mary Otmar, and Elnor Anderson. 
The guest list included the follow- 
ing: the Misses Dorothy NorlanJ- 
er, Barbara McLaughlin, ; Edna 
Mof-n, (Helen Wassgren, Corrine 
Thompson, Gladys Tlmmcr '.Ruth 
Anderson, Palma Skomedal, ; Hilda 
Wilson, Alice Lindquist, Ethel Jor- 
'de. Alma Harbott, Durva Strang, 
Hanna Launa, and the Mesdames 
H. Patton, L. Arnold, Saul Larson, 
and Otis Wold. Whist was played 
at four, tables, with prize for high 
score going to Miss, Launa and low 
to Miss Wassgren.' At 11 o'clock 
a two-course lunch^n was served 
in the main dining room, which 
Svac decorated in red and white to 
carry out the Valentine : color 
scheme. Lunch wag eaten by can- 
dle light. 

i Miss Johnson was presentc-d 
with a beautiful farewell gift from 
the group in honor of her depar- 
ture Saturday for Kenosha, Wis., 
where she will again take up em- 
ployment as a nurse-. 

Andrew Anderson 

G^o. Schulke . i 

Fred Protz ...;. 

W. E. Smith .'. - 

Tj S. Brokke . ; 

C, ; Knudsen : ■ 

G. Legvold "... 

J. A. Jackson 

W. H. Sponheim. 

E. M. Jaranson 

Rl Kiland 

H. Nabben 

Albert Swansan 

Carl Hovie .' 

Ol K. Os^e 

H. Schneidsr 

Carl Gulrud v 

Walter Nelson 

Hannah Goncalves 

Inez Nelson 

Esther .Sirandland 

Doris Isaacson 

John Morgan 

Son* of Norway 

Peter Jacobson 

Mrs. Gust AJ Gustafson 
Dr. O. F. Melby ..:.... 
St. John Lutheran Aid . 

Ed. Vigen 

T, G. Helle 






























. . 5.00 

Lyon Rebekah Lodge. 10. Ol/ 

i The Current Events Group of the 
Women's. Glub met Tuesday even- 
ing at the home of Mrs. John Lind, 
wjth Mrs.j M. J. Long assisting. 
Mrs. Berve gav.& a paper on "Tar- 
iff." The next meeting -if the group 
will he held Feb. 16 at the home 
of Mrs. Andrew Bottelson, with 
Mrs. Abbie Wassgren acting as as- 
sisting hostess. Mrs. Waiter Smicn 
and Mrs. Jack McKenzie will give 
'papers on the American Indians. 

! The next meeting of the Young 
Matron's Group will be luld Feb. 
9 at! the': home of Mrs. Clarence 
Knudsen. ; Mrs. Hal Ekereh, Mrs. 
Alv : Vistaunet and Mrs. K. T. 
Smith are the assisting hostesses. 
The entertainment will be differ- 
ent from;:any other party, and a 
good time is guaranteed all that 
come. ' !i 

The Music Group will meet next 
Monaay evening in the club rooms 
in the Auditorium, with Mrs. Leon 
Mousley ; as hostess. Miss Irma 
Springen will give a program du 
American. Indian music. 

The Penates Group will mast 
next Tuesday at the home of Mrs. 
Andy Magnuson with Mrs. Alfred" 
Skarstad assisting. A program on 
Italy will be given. 

Warren, two brothers,- Ole Gunder- 
shn at Emmett,' Idaho,' and Peter 
Oyen at Minneapolis, one sister, 
Mrs. John Peterson of Hazsl and 
10 nephews and nieces. Her par- 
ents, tw-- brothers and one sister 
preceded lier in death. 

Funiral services were held at 2 
o'clock Tuesday, Feb. 2 ,in the Nor- 
wegian Evangelical Free Church 
with Rev. J. O. Jacobson conduct- 
ing the services. Interment was 
made in Greenwood cemetery. 

arns. hazel dunn 

Mrs. Hazel Dunn died at 9:-!0 
p. m. Feb. 1, In a local hospital, 
at the age of 34 years and 6 
months. She was born July 2G, 1902 

in North-field, Wis., and moved from 
there bo Taylor, Wis., in 1928. In 
July, 1935 she njbved to Kratka 
township, whs-re '■ she has since 
made her home. She married Char- 
ley Dunn in Winona, Minn. 

Left to survive her loss are her 
husband, Charley ;Dunn, and o»e 
son, Henry, both of Kratka town- 
ship, her mother, Mrs. Tony Hak^s 
oC Northfield. Wis., two sisters, 
Mrs. Nellie Bunderson and Mrs. 
Olger Olson, both of O'sseso. Wis., 
and one brother, Earl Hakes of 

The remains; were taken to Tay- 
lor, Wis... where services will be • 
held. Interment will be made In 
the Taylor cemetery. 



Miss Ethel Myrin, daughter of 
Nils Myrin cf this city, and Emil 
iSanders of Mavie, son of Mrs. Em- 
il GriebstMn of this «ity~? were 
united in holy matrimony in the 
German Lutheran parsonage in 
Mavie Saturday morning at 10 
o'clock. Rev. E. W. Bauman of Ma- 
jvio c:nducted the ceremonies and 
the -bridal couple wire attended by~ 
Leonard Sanders, brother of "the 
groom, and Erwin jiMyrin, brother 
of the bride. j j 

! The bride wore ajblue silk: street 
length dress, and carried no flow- 
ers. Immediately j following the 
ceremony a weddinc dinner was 
given at the home -of Mr. and Mrs. 
Grlebstein, with members of both 
families present, j 
I The bride i B a graduate of Iiin- 
Icoln High School, and also attend- 
; jeu the Minneapolis' School of Art. 
,She has since been staying ;at her 
home In this city. ;T-tae groom op- 
erates his own farm north of Ma- 
ivie, on -which the bridal couple will 
imake their home after returning 
!from a honeymoon trip through 
iMinneapoliB, Chicago, Grand Rap 
jids and other points. The trip was 
made *>y car. \ 


Mrs. H. P. Harrison was hostess 
to a group of music students at 
her borne Saturday evening. The 
1 guests present were Halvor Eker^ 
I eh, Billy Harrison,; Phyllis! Steen, 
| Lois and Evelyn Tommerdahl, tta- 
jmona Quist, Betty Anne Jacobson, 
[Lois Anne Lund, , Ralph ;Foster, 
Robert Granum, and Jimmy Steeh. 
A second music club was ' organ- 
ized, which is. to; be called the 
"Music Makers Club," and Lola 
Anne Lund was chosen president, 
Halvor Ekeren, vice president, and 
Ramona Quist, secretary-treasurer. 
The project of the jgroup i s a stu- 
dy of the lives of i composers. Af- 
ter the Business session was over, 
lunch was enjoyed; 

Wednesday evening, Feb.: 3, Mrs. 
Harrison again met with a group 
of music students at her home, the 
purpose of which was to organize 
a third music club. The guests 
present at this 'meeting were Dan- 
iel Gerstner/.of Radium, Lawrence 
Groven. Yvonne Anderson; Rachel 
Hanson, Margaret McKechnie, Pal- 
ma Jahr, Eileen Holland; .Gloria 
and Lorraine Quist, Orlando Kom- 
plein, Vivian Skogland, and Elir 

Mrs. Martin Finstad 1.00 

David Haugen' 2.00 

Lloyd Bennes . - - '. 1-00 

H. A. Dahlen 1.00 

Mrs. Arthur O. Erlckson .. 1.00 

Mrs. Kusmak '. 1.00 

John Ward 1.00 

Mrs. F. Meyers 1.00 

Dr. Ed. Bratrud" 10.00 

Nancy Burrell 1.00 

[Mrs. Herman Wagner 1.00 

Charles Lieberman 2.00 

John Evenson . * .!. 2.00 

Olive Olson 2.90 

Andrew Trovaton ". . 1.00 

Lucille VeVea : . 1.00 

Victor Aalbu - 1.00 

■Merilla Thorstad . ; .' . 1.00 

J: C. Adams 1.00 

E. W. Johnson. 2.00 

Mrs. Augusta Werner • • • • ■ -50 

Ruth Mickelson. 1.00 

Ragna Steenerson '. 2.00 

Mrs. H. A. Loken 6.00 

Mrs. C. Christenson 2.00 

Mrs. Waldie Christensen .. 1.0? 

Waldie Christ? nsen . : . 5.00 

M^rle Christensen .50 

Wallace Christensen \. .50 

Halvor Nesland ; . .50 

Martin Hanson '. .50 

V. Robarge 5.00 

R. L. Hayes 1.00 

H. W. Sundberg :. 1.00 

Harley G. Swensen 3.00 

Mlrs. E. A. Cooke 5.00 

Thso. Quale .... ....... 5.00 

Oswald Nora ...\. 1.00 

Mrs. O. I. Oieh " 1.00 

Clarence Ellingson 200 

Mrs. Sic Myrum ..... 1.00 

Velma Meyers *... .25 

Gaston Ward 5.00 

Mrs. C Eshelby ; . 1.00 

Carl Alberg . . : 1.00 

Carl Finstad 1.00 

Ole Thun e 3.00 

Mrs. H. W. Althon; '.. 1.00 

Olive Oien , 1.00 

Wm. Prichard | . . B.00 

The Larson Company '..'.. 10.00 

A Friend 1. 1.00 

Mrs. W. W. Prichard", Sr. . . 1.00 

K. T. Smith 1-00 

Nc Name 1-00 

Mr. and Mrs. Stanton Dahlen 2.50 

Mrs. Pt-trlne Widseth . . 1.00 

Carrie Bo e ........: 4.00 

H W. Kinghorn 2.50 

Anna Kinlchorn ; • • -■- 2 - 50 

Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Berve 5.00 
Mr. and Mrs. Helmer Holland 3.00 

C. E. Hellquist- .-.- * 2.00 

Mr.- and Mrs. Carlle Johnson 1.00 
Mr. and Mrs. Omer Williams 1.00 

John S^olsvold - 1-0° 

Chris Eneen .....-.: : "1.00 

Mr. and Mrs Martin Stenberg 1.00 

O. C. Parbst 2.00 

Daughters of Norway ...... 25.00 

ZIon Sewing Circle •• . 6.00 

J. C. Holte ;....... 3.oo 

L. G. Larswi j* 1 . 1°° 

Pat. Culklns and family .- 1-75 

Mr. and" Mrs. M. Greibrok 2.00 

Ole Legvold •• 20(> 

Effie Hamre •• 2 - 00 

P. G Pederson ••> 2.00 


Mrs. Nnllie RaEteseth passed 
away at 2 p. m. Sunday, Jan. 31 at 
her : home at 501 Arnold Ave. So., 
in this city. She was 33 years and 
11 month's old, beine? born Feb. 1G, 
1903; in Hatt:n, N. Dak. She mov- 
ed from) Hatton to "Goodridge in 
1»05 and in 1923 moved to Hibbing, 
Minn., wlier=! she married H]a liner- 
Rafteseth in November, 19:M. Franr 
Hibbing jthey mc-ved to Rosewood, 
where they lived until 1935, when- 
they moved to this city. 

Left to survive, her loss are her 
husband,) HJalmer Rafteseth, and 
one daughter, Delores, three sons. 
Kenneth J Merle and Duane, all at 
hc-me in [this city, her parents, Ole 
Wiseth of Goooridge, and Mr^. 
Petrina 'Wiseth of this city, one 
sister, Mrs. John Olson ■c-f Silver- 
ton ; ToSvnship, five brothers, Ellert 
of Eugene, Ore., Stephen and Er- 
n-Est of this city, Roy of Goodridge 
and! Oscar of Iron, Minn. One sis- 
ter |and one- brother preceded her 
in death. 

Funeral services will be held on 
Thursday, Feb. 4 at 2;.p. m. in the 
Trinity Lutheran Church in this 
city, with. Rev. R. M. Fjelstad of- 
ficiating.! Interment will be in the 
RinSahl j cemetery. 



Mrs. Geneva Wayne passed away 
at 10:10| p. m. Feb. "1 at a local 
hospital.; She was bcrn Oct. 16, 
1S95, at i Edwards, N. Y., and was 
.41 years' and 3 months old at the 
time of [her death. She was !he 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jay 
Payne of "Goodridge. In 1900 she 
moved from Edwards to Mower 
County, Minn., from there going to j 
Germant'own, Minn., in liUG, | 
where slie has lived ever since-. She ! 
v.'a s married in 1913 to William j 
.Wayne of Germantown. 

Survivine- her are her husband, ' 
William i Way m-, one daughter, Mrs. ' 
Charlie Swensgaard of Mavie, three ' 
sons, William, Jr., Earl and Ga- j 
len, all 'at home, her parents, Mr. | 
and Mrs. Payne of Goodridge, one ; 
sister, Mrs. Henry Rockne of Lake \ 
City, /Minn., and one brother, Dan- 
iel Payne of Grygla. One brother 
and one sister preceded her in 
death. [ 

Funeral services will be heid 
from the Erickson and Lund Fun- 
eral Home Friday, Feb. 5, at 2 p. 
m. Rev. ,3. O. Jacobson of this city 
will officiate at the burial cere- 
mony, and interment will b=- made 
in the German Lutheran cemetery 
in Germantown. 

NOW— Our Own Bread 

Made to our own quality specifications under 
our label — your guarantee of quality, freshness 
and flavor. ■ , • '.''"' 


I2 Lb. Loaves, 

Sliced White, Double Wax 
Paper wrapped (Freshness 
and Flavor Sealed In) 

Fresh From the Ovens 

After Saturday 10c will be the regular Price. 

PflFFFF start th e day right. 1C n 
OUT rLL, Good Drinking LB. Wl# 

Blue Rose Rice, 





df^C California. 

rlUSji 10-oz. Cello Bags 

4 Lbs. 23c 

2 Lbs. 17c 

3 Pkgs.l9c 
Each 5c 



Crushed or. 


Hawaiian Crushed f*f|_. 
or Broken in "■ Q^Q 




Corn Flakes, ^S&Sf-iM for 23c 


2 for 19c 

H-oz. Pk-y 

1014-oz. ek'^ 

Measuri, 1 Cup 2f0r 2SC 

C. M. EJvenson 2.00 

A. G. Anderson' •• • 1.M 

Hazel Hal^rim - ; -- 2.00 

L. J. EJrickBon :.. 2.00 

M. Owen ; -".-'J- 1-00 

Martin TVotland ..." 1-00 

Henry Olson ..J ••• 100 

Ray Harris . . .'■ ••- -50 

Harry Hendrlckaon 1.00 

Martha Riatan . L > . -. 1-00 

Carl Anderson 
E. "D. Fernlund ;■ . 
Lily An«- Dahl; . 
Violet Clongh .. 
Alda- Gunderson ' 


Mrs. Rasriius Ness passed away 
Jan. 29 at her h:me at 209 Kendall 
Ave., City. She was horn Oct. 25, 
185S, in Trondhjem, Norway, and 
was 81 years old at the time of her 
death. She married Peter SUnd in 
Norway) and he passed away in 
1904.. In 1906 she came to America 
and made her home in Madison, 
Minn., from there moving to Gryg- 
la in 1911. She then, moved to this 
city in J1918, was married to Ras- 
mus Ness in 1920, and has made- 
her h-cme here since. 

She leaves her husband, Rasmus 
Ness, and stepchildren Dudvlc, 
Rrudrudj Olaf, and John Olson, all 
of Newfolden, Clara Olson at Will- 
mar, Minn., Mrs. Albert Haugen of 
"Warreni Mrs. Emil. Wallsten of 


Tasty 4 


2 Lbs. 29c 

Crackers, A-1 Sodas 
Grahams, F?a°v n o e red 

Home Style 

'j2'& 15c 



Rome Beauties 

40 & 1.89 

10 for 35c 

Texas Seedless 
80 Size 


FlOUr, FancV Patent" 24 2 Lb. 97C 

__\ _ i m— 

Emma Bikke 

Emil Griel)stein : 

J. Pabriek ...'.: 

Andrew Bottelson 

iver Aaseby 

Ji>hn Johnson . ;. 

A. B. Mattson V:. 

Hilver Johnson 

Mrs. Aug. A. Johnson 
Alvin HelzVnecht ; . : .. .. 

A W. Hanson .;....... 

Justin Hanson > :! ..v:..'. 

Total: so JS*. ■ . . .... ... 


• 5.00 


clearance sale |||| Pancake Flour, 4^190 

8-luhe, Console Cab. Ytn 

5-tube, Mantle.... 11 

Electric .j -...-.. I 


5-tube, Inlaid cab.wbrkOU 

New ..-...:.. V 

These are all unusual l)uys. 
Call and see for yourself. . 

Home Furnishings 


Libby Qual'ty 
Plain Spanish, 

Libby Quality 
Extra Fancy 

Qt. Jar 39c 
Qt. Jar 19c 

CALL 322 Telephone Your Orders FREE DELIVERY 

Prices for the Week, Subject to Stock on Hand 


Just Across from the Postoffice 

Quality Foods at Lowest Possible Prices 


4., ■■-., -•.■'■! 

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Miss Lucille VeVea of [this city 
_spent Sunday at the home- of .Mr. 
..nd Mrs. Albert ilartin r m Plum- 
per, f 

Hiss Jessi e Gleim. who is em- 
ployed in this 1 city; .spent the week 
t-ml at the heme' o£ hut parents 
in Badger. j 

Mr. : a.nJ Mrs. Sletien Olson and 
Mr. 2Jid Mrs. Kih\ Ber^eson of 
Warr-Mi were visiters in. this <j::y 
PYicIay evening. 

The iliajses MurgareE Dillon ani" 
Rath Wassgr^n and Paul. Hanson. 
jta.y Johnson sp-'ri; Saturday eve- 
ning in Crooksio.^:. 

ilids A a got Huiiion, who is era- 
i>Ii>yed at the J and B Drugs in 
•his city, visited Sunday at the 
home of her parents. }ir. and Mrs. 
^kvern Hanson oi Plummer. 

"Mrs. T.mmy SL-anlon of Lhi= 
t-ity Sp-Rt "Wednesday and Thurs- 
day of las" week at the home ol 
her parents, ilr. and Mrs. John 
-Norby of Plummer. 



=s Hillian Arnold o£ Crook- 
spent the week end in. this 
as a guest of ilrs.'T. O. Gul- 

ling -rud. 

Dr. H. G. like of Fargo was a 
jiufcst in this city Sunday at th.i 
home of his parents, Dr. and Mrs. 
H. J. Rice. 

Miss Genevieve Darey cf Detroi: 
Lakes. Minn., arrived here Satur- 
day and visited until Monday as a 
Kiit^t of John Cannon. 

M_r. and Mri. Gilbert Granum 
returned Thursday of list week 
from .Minneapolis where they haj 
visited with relativEs. 

Saul and Albin Larson left on 
Moniiay for Fargo where they at- 
tended a Rexall Convention. They 
returned Wednesday. 

Mrs. Stella Moen of Grand 
Forlis was a week end guest in this 
city i as a gue^t of lur sister . and 
brother-in-law, Mr. and ' Mrs. J. 

Robc-rt Oilen, who attends St. 
(,1ai CoiitgQ at Xortiiii-wdd. Minn..; 
?pent the week end in this <:i:y 
;*t the home oi }::s nuriius, Mr. 
~ikI Mrs. A. J. Odea. 

"Walt Ekure-i an f i Walt Kinghorn 

| who| attc-nd th:- ' Agrk-ultuial Col- 
! iesre in Fargo. =pent the week end 
; in. this city visiting at their re- 
j = ;e,t:ve homes. 

Marvin ; Peterson of Plirmmer 
spenL the weelc end' in this i iiity 
visiting relatives. j 

Rev. E. JA. Cooke left on Sunday 
ni^ht for Minneapolis wht-re lie at- 
tended a pastoral conference. 

Mis s Amy Johnson, who teaches 
school at Strandquist. visited over 
the. weE-k; ; end in this city ;with 

Mrs. Thorn. Nels:n and son Her- 
ol motored to Mcintosh Tur-sday 
and visited relatives. They return- 
ed Wednesdaj - . 

Miss Verna .Sagmoen of Xf-w 
S-lum was a week end guest in 
this city at the h:me of Mr. an J 
Mrs. John! Ward. 

Mr. aimj Mrs. Carl Mosbeck of 
Bray were Friday dinner guests 
at the home cf Mr. and Mrs. Ar- 
thur Hanson of this city, j 

Severn Brandon returned Mon- 
day nirrning from Slinneapolis 
y.-h:r e he had spent a .week attend- 
ing a lumberman's convention. 

Mr. and Mrs. John Skog of this 
city left Tuesday night for "Wis- 
consin where they wera- caller by 
tht serious illnes^ of Mrs. iSkog's 

Mr. and Mrs. Alv ■ Vistaunet and 
-on Lov.-ell of this city 3p-:-nt Wed- 
nesday afternoon in Redj Lake 
Fall-, where they visited at the 
Mat: Guttu h:rae. i 

Mrs. H. Eakka and Mrs. E. Bur- 
^-ess, of the B and E Stylo Shcp, 
-.Till Ien-.v Sunday; night for M.a- 
Qeapo:;^ where they will buy new 
iuerchai:di^-.- f-jr their store. 

Urs. Ray Thompson, who has 
been, visiting in this city for s:me 
time with her daughter and son- 
in-law. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dun- 
can, will leave the- latter part of 
the week, for her home in Aber- 
deen. S. Dak. ; 

. Mr. and Mrs. Russell Mahoney 
-left Sunday! for Bagley where Mr. 
Mahcney will be employed a^ lino, 
type operatc-r of the Farmers In- 
dependent newspaper. He was pre- 
viously -employed as linotype op- 
erator at the Tri-County Forum. 

Tha Misses Edha Lemleux and 
Carol. Hovland of Plummer spent 
the- week end in this city visiting 
at the home of the latter's sister 
and brother-in-law. Mr. and Mrs. 
Al Cloutier and also at the Henry 
Bomhold home-. They returned on 
Sunday night. 

-^ j \ ' 

- Urs. Richard Prestbo leit Mon- 
day night for herj home! in Hat- 
ton, X, Dak. Enroute shs- fwill stop 
at Fa'rgo where .she will] spend a 
day with her brother and sister- 
i-law. Mr. and Mrs. Bill] Alesan 

tier. Mrs. Prestbo 




daughter of 

bo you mUC 


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Bob McFar'and, who 5s as* 
dent at tha St. T"h:n:as College in ! 
-Mir.aeapolu, left Tuesday to takti j 
up his studies there after spend- ■ 
ing the- week, end at his home here, i 

Lowell Holmgren, Paul Hanson 
a::;i Emil D'ostal spent Montlay v.\ 
Fargt- v.-here th-^y attsndttl to bu^- 
:ne. : K mattnrs. They returhtd to 

;.Ms t 'iy tne sam e night. 

Miss Jean Gustafson .and thd 
Mesirs. Sammy Kivle and Bert 
Monleth, all of this city, were din- 
ner guests Sunday at the W. P. 
Wilson h;m^. a^ a guest of Helen. 

Ed Carlson and Art Christian- 
son! left Tuesday morning on an 
inspection trip of several Hartz 
bakeries in th-r surrounding terri- 
tory. They returned to this eitv 
\\ ednesday. 

Mrs. Lucille Johnson of Fargo, 
a former resident of this' city, left 
Sunday for her home after visit- 
ing at the home of Mr. and Mrs. 
.T. O. Gullingsrud. Mrs.; Johnson 
is Sirs. Gullingsrud's mother. 

Miss Gladys Boucher of Crook- 
ston is expected to arrive in this 
city the latter part of the week, 
where shf will visit for &■' short 
time at the home of Mrs. Abbie 
Wassgren as a- guest of Ruth. 

Peter Enslestad. who has spent 
the past two weeks attending the 
Land O'Lakes convention in Min- 
neapolis, and also visiting; his uon 
"n in Chicago, returned to his 
> near this city Wednesday cf 



I ynd 
! Wee- 



Do You Struggle along with the Old Style Red 
Flame Kerosene Lamp of the TinType Age 

■V\TLJ~Y PUT UP with an the; trouble, m- 
» v -LAI ccnveniencejaad imtatioo caused 
bf poor quality, inadequate light.' fCPhy Jobjeci 
yottx eyes and the eyes of yoar f amdy to its daa- 
gert? Why let your children study under its 
feddish-yeUotv glow, peibaps to rnin tbetr 
eyesi 1 Many a child's failure at school can be 
liid a ga inst it. Stop running these ruks when 

You Can Now Enjoy 




• BeanrifaJ 


with- > 
trat shade 


Hardirare Bepartaenft 

Available in 
and Floor 
Styles at bnt 
little more 

Supplies Here for All Models 

The Exclusive Aladdin 
Dealers in this Terri- 


seph Weeks of Minneapolis. 
:er of Mrs. Will Sponhiim of 
city, spent Sunday here vis- 
at the V.'ill Sponhsim home, 
also with his i-ither, J. J. 
'ho i~ conlinrd co a local 
f:-r son:e time. 


r.ev. E. R. T\'eekj of Kerkhovon. 
.. spent Tuesday in this -!:■.- 
guest :t Mr. and ?Jrs. Will 
heim. Mrs. Spsnheim is a sis- 
:i Rev. Wei-ks. From here he 
to Minneapolis where ho at- 
tended a pastoral conference.; 

Mi^s Inga Loken. who attend.; 
th: University of North Dakota in 

Grand Forks, visited c-ver the week 
end in this city with her mother, 
Mrs. Halvor Loken. 

Miss Gladys Sanoden. who is 
employed at Porters Eat Shop in 
thi s city, spent the- week end at 
the h:me of her parents-, Mr. and 
Mrs. Gilbert Sanoden in Holt. " 

. Mrs. Emil Anderson of New So- 
lum visited in this city several 
days last week at th* hc-melof her 
sister, Mrs. J. Johnson, anil with 
her brother, C. Hellquist i and 
family. I ; 

Miss Josephine Johnson, ai nurse 
at th=. St. Lukes Hospital, is leav- 
ing this city Saturday for! Keno- 
sha. Wis., where she will again be 
employed as nurse. j : * 

Mis s Verna Brandon returned on 
Friday to Minneapolis where she 
is employed as a .special nurse, 
after visiting for about a month 
in this city with her parents, Mr. 
and Mrs. Severn Brandon. 

Mrs. O. D. Ostby of this city, 
an<l Orrin Ostby and family of 
Crookston. returned on Thursday 
from a trip to Florida and ether 
southern points. They had been 
srone about a month. 

Harlan SponhE-im of Detroit 
Mich., son of Mr. and Mrs. Will 
S'p;nheim of this city, was a mem- 
ber- |of the Detroit A'Capella choir 
which was. heard over the Nation- 
al Broadcasting system .Saturday 
mcrhins from 11 to 11:15 a, m. 

t Roy Berg of Crookston spent 
the week, end in this city visitins 
at the home of E. P. Burstad, as a 
guest of Ethel. He left Sunday for 
his home in Crookston. where he 
visited for a short time 'before 
leaving for Fargo where he attends 
a business coilege- 

Miss Sylvia Backlund arrived in 
this | city Sunday morning from 
Nbrtbiield, Minn., where she hag 
been attending St, OlaJ College. 
She j will Tisit here with, her par- 
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Brandrold 
for [about a month, and will than 
leav e for Minneapolis where she 
will attend a business college. 

Mr. and Mrs. A.- "W. Swedenburs 
and son Donald ar e leaviiiE Friday 
for St. Paul where they will at- 
tend the wedding of their daugh- 
ter. Miss Dorothy, which will take 
place Saturday morning at eight 
o'clock. They plan to return the 
flrsi: of ns-xt week. 

Gordon Overland, who is- a stu- 
dent at the University cf Minne- 
sota in Minneapolis, was- a weak 
end visitor in this city while he 
visaed his mother. Mrs. E. Over- 
land, who! is a patient" in a local 
hospital. Grrdon is taking a course 
in dentistry. 

Mr. and Mrs. i A. Lein left the 
first of the week for the. twin 
cities and Chicago, where th^y 
will attend several merchandise 
conventions, attend Style Shows, 
and purciiase new stock for their 
store here. 

Herbert Archibald returned on 
Monday fom Bimia'ji where he had 
spent the I past week visiting with 
his mother and sister. Herbert is 
employed the A and T Home 
Furnishings in this city. 


Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Niekeson*, 
the Iformer Helen Peterson of this 
cityj k-ft Tuesday morning by car 
on a trip south. Mr. and Mrs. Nick- 
esoii were both formerly employed 
on the Forum, and have visited in 
this! city for the past few weeks 
&i the home of the- latter's "parents, 
Mr, | and Mrs. Joseph Peterson. 

Washing; and 
Sewing Machine 
Repair ... 



a period of one 'week we 
call and inspect any sewing 
nine or washing machine in 
dity free of charge, regardless 
make. If it needs repairing now 
le time for a reasonable price 
tha's O. K. or no pay. 

A & T 

Home Furnishings 

Phone 571 

Miss Ruth Thorsen, who spent 
the week: end in this city visiting 
her sistejjLois, who teaches school 
here, leftl Sunday night for Grand 
Forks. Ruth is' a student at the 
University of North Dakota. : 

Richard Thronson, who attends 
the University of North Dakota in 
Grand Fcrks returned to his: school 
duties Monday after spending sev- 
eral days | at the home of his par- 
ents, Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Thronson. 

Mrs. Allen Purdy of Wahpeton 
will arrive in this city Saturday 
and remain here for a week while 
Mrs. Bafcke and Mrs. Burgess of 
the B and B Style Shop are in 
Mraneapolig on a buying trip.; Mrs. 
Purdy is tie daughter of. Mrs. Bak- 
ke. i . ■ i 

NEW iOKK. (Special..— Grover 
Vihalen. Eresident of the Fair Corpo- 
ration, announcer that official sup- 
port and' foreign participation in the 
New York A'orW = Fair of :939 are 
reaching new 'highs", and that here 
is an already obvious opportunity tor 
to display advantageously 
'.Ishrr.ehis and future pos- 
sibilities and to Join in making it one 
hundred percent "Everyman's Fair" 

every statt 
its accomi' 


W. C 

local unit 
tian Temi 

Forum Want Ads. 


Announcement is made of a. Fran- 
ces Will: rd memorial program 
1- be presented ^at the 
regular -February meeting; of ths 

of the Womens! Chris- 

erance Union' on ! Friday, 

2:30. The mreting will 

be held afc the home of Mrs. C. E. 
Xaxeraas at 501 Main LAvenue 
North. Mrs. M. A. Brattlahd will 
be the speaker, using. for her top- 
ic. "The Life and Work of Fran- 
ceq E. "WT lard." Musical selections 
will be given as part' of the pro- 
gram, aru an outline of the Sec- 
retary plaps of the National "WCTU 
will be. given. Lunch will be serv- 



Wheat — 

No. Dark Northern 1.32 

Dark No.. 58 lb. test 1.30 

No. 1 .Mixed Durum 1.21 

Xo. 1 R.d Durum ' 1.10 

Hard Amber Durum 1.26 

Berley .76 

Flax 2.00 

Oats .41 

Rye .94 

Corn 1.03 


Light Hens .08 

Heavy Hens .13 

Cocks .05 

Colored Stags over 4Vj I 

good condition .09 
Colored Stags under 4 J /3 

good condition .06 

Leghorn Stags ( .06 

Ducks, 4% lbs. and over .10 

Ducks, under 4M: lbs. .08 

Geese .OS 



Grade No. 2 
Grade No. 3 




Miss Sc phie Nigard, Missionary 
from Africa^ will be with us on 
Sunday, Monday and Tuesday eve- 
nings. - ' 

Services at 8 p. m. All welcome. 


Funeral^ services were held by 
Rev. M. 'Dahle at the St. Paul 
church Saturday afternoon for 
Mrs. Oliva Magnuson i who passed 
away at the Old Peoples Home at 
Grand Parks, Jan. |24thi frcm 
pneumonia. Two songs were sung 
by Cleonora A'lbi-rg and Myrtle 
Nelson. The pallbearers were Mel- 
vin and ; Joseph Thorstveit, Roy 
and Louis Loken. Raynard; Nelson 
and Uldrick Erickson. Interment 
was made at the St. Pauli ceme- 

Mr. and Mrs. Olaf Snelling and 
daughter Myrtle motored t'J New- 
i:Iden last Saturday to atfend the 
funeral of Mrs. Snetting's broth- 
er, Arnie Roisland. who ■ "passed 
away Tuesday, Jan. 26th, ' at the 
St. Lukes Hospital ; after many 
months of illness. 

Mr. and Mrs. Anton Torkelson 
were visiters at the- :Ed Johnson 
home Sunday. 

SIgne Valsvik visited at her par- 
ental home over the week ! end. 
; -Mr. and Mrs. Olaf Snetting vis- 
ited at the Martha Lckkeh home 
Monday afternoon. Mr. Snetting 
hauled home three loads ; of hay 
for Mrs; Lokken. 

; Tobias 'Stene- and Mrs. C. Wik- 
en were Thursday visitors at the 
Ole Torkelson home. 
: Margaret Lokken visited at the 
Olaf Snetting home Sunday and 
helped Mrs. Snetting celebrate her 
birthday which occurred that day 

Miss - Axdith Janson of Viking 
arrived in this city over the weak 
end and visited fat the home of her 
sister ann brother-in-law, Mrl and 
Mrs.- Earl Johnson. Mrs. Johnson 
and Miss jJanson spent Wednesday 
in Viking' visiting at the home of 
their parents, the former returnin? 
to her home he-re the same day. 

Harry Oaks arrived here I from 
Park River* N D., Sunday and has 
taken up his duties at the Forum 
Office as linotype operator, suc- 
ceeding Russellj Mahoney, who re- 
signed recently; to accept another 
similar position at Bagley. Mrs. 
Oaks will arrive here about March 
1st when they lexnect to take up 
their residence- in a local apart- 
ment, j 

Mis s France,- Johnson of Hal- 
lcck, daughter of the Judge of 
Probate cit Kittson county, assum- 
ed her duties as registered oper- 
ator recently in the. Benson Bar- 
ber and Beauty; Shop in this city. 

Miss Claire Guth, beauty oper- 
ator in the Benson Beauty Shop of 

thi R city, 'will leave this week end 
to_ spend a week with relatives and 
friends in Minneapolis. 



Winter evenings are long 
and tedious if your radio is 
not in perfect condition to 
receive the many interestmjr 
and entertaining' programs 
that will be broadcast j dur- 
injr the coming season. 1 Be 
sure yoa miss not one by 
calling us. Our man will 
check lyour set thoroughly, 
and recommend only the re- 
pairs necessary to put your 
radio In perfect working or- 

Our service man has had 
7 years of experience, i 

! Phone 5Z1 




MR. XILLO, Serviceman 


Grade 1 Ep— 
Medium Grade 
Grade 2 Eggs 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Glen 
Leach of .Wylie Feb. 3, a girl. 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Louis 
Borchert of thi^ city, Jan. 31, a 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. "Wilne 
Mo strom of Trail, Jan. 29, a girL- 

Bom to Mr. and Mrs. Art Liz- 
otte of Radium, Jan. 30, a girl 

B^rn to Mr. and Mrs. Nels John- 
son of Holt, Feb. 2, a girl. 



Most Hogs Steady to Strong, Spots 

iliirher— Top S10.UO; Steers and 

i'earlings Weak to 2.1c off 

For Week To Date 

Souih St. Paul, Minn., Feb. 3, 
1D37: (U. S. D. A.) — Wednesday's 
hog trada-. wa s steady to strong, 
spots higher, nr:st 200-325 lb. 
£9.75-10.00, sorted 160-1S0 lbs. to 
shippers §9.65-9.80, ,a few to pack- 
ers S9.50-9.65, 140-150 lbs. §9.00- 
9.35, 120-140 lbs. $8.50-9.00, other 
killing pigs down to §7.00 and be- 
low, stock pigs mostly $6.50 down, 
a few choice 100-110 lbs S7.00. 
Sows bulked at $9.50. 

Slaughter steers and yearlings 
continued slow sellers at we^k to 

25c -lower prices compared with 
the weekfs nest time. Other kill- 
ing classes shared the declin-. 
Plain and medium slaughter year- 
lings earned $5.50-8.50, some Tii^od 
kinds ?9i75-10.25, a few strictly 
choice lohg-ieds this week $12.75. 
Beef cows sold at £L50-(J.uU or 
more, low cutters and cutters nz 
So.oU-4.25.. Plain and low medium 
light heifrrs earned $4.75-0.51.', 
good short-feds up to S8.25. Corn- 
man and medium sausage bull.-; 
brought $4.75-5.50. Vealers have 
dropped $1.00-1.50 this week, good' 
vealers selling Wednesday at $8.00- 
9.00, choice to $10.00, cull and 
common $4.00 r 6.00. Inferior" and 
plain stock' steers made $4-50-5.50 
good grades being quotable around 
$7.00 and. above, -chcice feeder^ to 
$3.00 or more. 

Sheep and Iambs sold 25c high- 
er here today, bulk good and clioic-- 
lambs $10.00-$10.25, three Ioadi 
at $10.40, medium grades $7.50- 
9.00. Thre e loads of strictly choice 
fed ewes . earned $6.00, small lots 
medium to choice natives $4.00- 
5.50. A few goctf and choice 50-65 
lb range feeding' lambs mad-* 

If - you advertise your 
wants in the FORUM 
want ad column vou can 
be sure of RESULTS. 


Grocery and Fruit Co. 



D R F P T The New 

" ■* ™ ■ ■ ■ p. Marvelous Suds 

Large Box 21c 


Tomato Juice 

2 Cans 15C 


flour, 4.15 

98Lb.Sack ... ■■ ■** 


30% Pure 
All Flavors 

5 Lb. foil 69c 

CHILI CON CARNE, LibbyV 1Qc I Swans Down 

1 Lb. Can , «*»W I _, ■ _ 


Large Box . . 


Cake Flour 



— Hamyja.«v,.. -..x.* 

Heinz Catsup, 

Quart Bottle 19e 
2-14 Oz. Bottles 3Sc 

COFFEE, 1 Lb. Tin 


COFFEE, 1 Lb. Tin 

Coffee, pJXSy ... 3 Lb. Bag 4Sc 
Brown Sugar, Medium 4 Lb. Bag 18c 


Blue Plums, 

No. 10 Can 



5 Lb. Pail 

Peanut Butter, 

2 Lb. Jar 29c 

Large Assortment Fresh Fruits and Vegetables 



!u74 tand Med. Size 


Head Lettuce, 

Crisp, Solid 2 for 


APPLES, Winesaps 
Lemons, Large Size 

40 Lb. Box 1.79 
- Dozen 29c 

Beef Shoulder 
Roast, Lb. 

Quality Meats for Less 


Veal Shoulder 1C« 
Roast, Lb. I Ob 

Spare Ribs, Meaty - Pound 17c 

HAMBURGER, G S Pound 15c 

Lutefisk , - - - Pound 9c 

Pork Shoulder 
Roast, Lb. 

Thief River Fails' Most Complete Food Market 






gwttrtj (bnespondence; 

in an interesting basket ball' game. 
The final score was 18 to 28 In fa- 
vor of St. Hilalre. ' 


Mr. ami Mrs. John O. Swanson 
?^enL Monday afternoon at George 

i:hi:i Sriiolin. student at the St. 
I.ilttire Hisli Schoo 
P-vlmlm. who is empl 
Fiivi-r Rills, sp-nf 
v'n\\ their father, August Scholin 

Clai-ou-e aiiH Wil jert S"wan*on 
v -iited \vi:h Carl Lin 
ii;ty evening. 

\'i:tor Johnson 
ti-eiMiij; visitor at A 
; Tiie Uuiie- Aiii (fircle met at 
l'--. home of Mrs. Eihil Larson on 

Mis.- (IpiEinde Swanson and Lor 
uritz Hcs-stad spen 
fivc-niii!; ai John O. 
| Mr. mid. Mrs. Carl 
Friday dinner; guests 
<:f Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hanson of 
Thfcf River Falls. I 
i Mrs. John jSeholiil. Inez, Alice 
ami Maurits. Miss Oljga Wallee and 
Johnnie Lindbloom visited at the 

and Leroy 
iyed at Thief 
he week end 

Ibloom Satur- 

P. Heg-stroJiis. 

Swan son's. 
Mosbesk were 
at the home 

Stomach Trouble Helped! 

Xr; John tinsefe fouhd Dr. Peter's 

Kiiriku very htjlpful for 

stoimich distress 

|home of Mrs. Annie Lindbloom to. 
Sunday. i 

| -Mr. and Mrs. John O. Swanson 
were Sunday afternoon visitors at 
the Victor Scholin home. 
j Mrs. Lorentz iHegstad is spend- 
ing several days with her daugh- 
ter* in Minneapolis. 
J Mr. anrf Mrs. Melvin Anderson 
and oon Leland, Mrs. J. A. Andor- 
son and Edith, Pearl and Harvey 
jvisited at Glen. Lindquist's Thurs- 

] Clarence and Donald Sevre and 
Harold Lindbloom visited at John- 
ison Bros. Sunday. 
| Stanley Dott-n o£ Thief River 
[Palls called on Mr. and Mrs. Emil 
[Larscn Tuesday. 

Margaret Swanson spent Thurs- 
day at John O. Swansorfa. 

Mr. John Closek, Chicopee, Mass.: 

"After suffering from stomach 
distress due ; to faulty digestion.- of sheep to Fargo last week, 
nination for £o years, I be-. 


! Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hafstad, 
'Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Reindal, 
Knut and Gunder Liutveit, Marlin 
Skreland and Ole iJegvold attend- 
ed the funeral services for Torger 
Elton at the Nazareth church on 

Mrs. Ben. Bjornaria and daugh- 
ters, Borghiid and" Solveig, visit- 
ed at the E. H. Oftejlie: home Sun- 
day afternoon. - 

The Pleasant View School was 
closed last week, due to the illness 
■el Miss Christine Nelson, the in- 
structor. It wa K reropened again 

Johnny Tennesand of "Wanke is 
employed at the John. Arnston 

Laura and Obert Josephon were 
callers at the Bjornaraa home on 

Olaf Bjornaraa, Erick Johnson 
and Walter Hanson hauled! a load 

and elim 

gan using your Dr. Peter's Kuriko 
' My stomach i s now in good health.' 
"Dr. Peter's Kuriko. ja time-proven 
family medicine, has bes-n used 
successfully by thousands of /Peo- 
ple 'during the past! 150 years. It 
tones the stomach Jaud regula-ti-j 
the bowels, tiius helping to elimi- 
Tiate injurious' waste matter from" 
th< <-ysteni.' ■ Workji gently and 
iKiiu rally/ itetip a bqttle always in 
th.-- .home. Our medicines are not 
offered to druggist-?;, but only to 
authorized local agents. Send one- 
dcllar today for generous 14 oz. 
trial battle to Dr. Peter Fahrney 
& S:n s Co.. Dept. rL'535 Washing- 
ton Blvd.. Chicago, 111. ad 44. 

Thief River Bearing Co. 

Thief Hirer Vails. Minn. 

Phone IfiSVY \ 

Motor and Generator Rewinding 
Connecting Rod ami Rebabblttin^ 

?iew ! und Rebuilt 


Typewriters .and Cash Registers 

Sales — Service — Rentals 


Phone 1US ' Thief Hirer Fall'- 

Dlt. H. B. NEWELL 
M. D. C.,|V. S- 

Expert on all diseases of poultry 
and other animals j 

Phone 158 

-• DR. L. R. TWETE 


Res. 721 Xj Main 

Phone 30 

Office .113 Maiit Ave. K. 

i'liune :J72 

[(Across from Northern Chevrolet) 

Thief River Falls, Minn. 

Funeral services were conduct- 
ed for Torger Elton at the Naz- 
areth church Saturday afternoon. 
Rev. Sigurd Fladmark officiated. 
Pallbearers were: Gunder Lmtveit, 
Ole Legvald, Ole Guriderson, Thor 
|Sk:medal, T. A, . Tasa and Olaf 

. Walter Hanson and Willie and 
Albeit Mostrom were business 
callers at Thief River Falls Fri- 

George O'Hara, who has been 
employed at John jArnston's this 
■wittier, left for his home iu Wis- 
consin Monday. 

A few people. in this community 
have been sick with the- flu but 
arc now well again. 

Gunder Sannes returned home 
from Big Falls where he has bec-u 
employed. , 

Miss Sanna Hanson spent the 
Week end at her parental 1 home. 

II. T. Hanson and son Harry at- 
tended the funeral services for 
Holvar Reindal at the Clearwater 
church near Roland Wednesday. 

V Farewell Party 

A farewell party was given on 
Monday evening for Esther Bveh,- 
sizer !by her class' mates and her 
friends, at th e Mike Highland 
homej The evening wag spent play- 
ing monopoly. A purse of money 
waj- given Miss Evensizer. Lunch 
was served about midnight. Miss 
Evensizer expects to leave soon 
"for her home at Cando, N. Dak. 

Mi ss. Vera Almquist spent Fri- 
day vyitlt Miss Dorothy Gunstad at 
Middle River. They iboth returned 
home 'Friday evening. 

Annual Creamery Meeting 

The annual creamery meeting 
for the local Land 0*Lakes cream- 
ery, wa R held Monday at the Bil- 
den and Olson Hall. The follow- 
ing officers were re-elected: Fred 
Erdmahn, secretary; Emil Larson, 
pesident; Lloyd Johnson, teasur- 
sr, C. 6. Swanscn was elected as 
director to succeed Rolland Novak. 
A very successful year of business- 
was reported. After the meeting 
lunch was served by the ladies of 
the community. A substantial sum 
of money was realized which will 
bo donated toward the flood "suf- 

4-H Club Meeting Held 

A 4-H club meeting was held on 
Tuesday evening at the. Bchool Tor 
th& chief purpose of new enroll- 
ment. The program- was as Col- 
lows: Piano s^lo toy Carmen High- 
land; Vocal solo by Thelma Sump- 
ter; .saxophone solo [by Doris 
Hagglund; question and answer 
box. Lunch was served after the 
nieetins. | 


St. Hilaire-Oklee Game 

The local high school (basket ball 
team motored to Oklee and played 
a fine game- with the high school 
team there. The game was a very 
excicinx one, which U proved by 
the score of 13 to 12 in favor of 

Ruth Pearson, daughter of Mrs. 
Amanda Pearson, submitted to an 
annendix operation Friday at the 
hospital in Thief RiverJ Falls-. 

•Miss Grace Dahle returned to 
her home this week from Rhame, 
N. D., where she teache s school. 
She returned due to illness. 

■Mrs. George Martini left this 
week for her home at Seattle, 
Wash., after spendine: several 
v/eeks here with relatives and 

Billy Winter, son " of Mr. and 
Mrs. Harry Winter, is improving 
after a siege of pneumonia. 

Buddy Sumpter, son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Roy Sumpter, is ill with an 
attack of. pneumonia at the pres- 
ent time. i 

Miss Anna Rosette, Ed Rosette, 
and Harry Just were dinner gus-sU 
Sunday at the home of Mr- and 
Mrs.; Emil Just. 

Lloyd Max, who is employed at 
Thief River Falls, spent Sunday 
with his mother here. ' 

Mr. anrf Mrs. Hans L. Sande, and 
Mrs. Clifford SchantzEn attended 
the funeral services of an -old time 
fr^nd, Mrs. R. O. Ness, at Thief 
River Falls Monday. \ 

The Business 'Men's ] club held* 
their regular meeting at the club 
rooms Monday evening. After a 
short business meeting, a social 
hour was spent. Lunch was serv- 
ed tiy several members. 

Sa'nde transacted' business in 
Thief River Falls Tuesday. 

Ernsst Max expects to leave on 
Tuesday for Portland, Ore., to 
visit! relatives and also seek em- 
ployment. - 

Word was received here recent- 
ly by Mrs. N. E. Beebe that her 
brother. Mr. Just, in Minneapolis 

home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. 
Krause of Thief River Falls. 

Harold Hicks -of Thief River 
Falls '.was a business, caller at the 
Alvln ' Nelson home Friday. 

,Mrs. E. A. Yonke attended the 
■circle; No. 9 -meeting held at the 
A. -C. 1 Jahr .home: in Thief River- 
Falls.; '. i 

Wm. DouviUe of Thief River 
Falls-was a caller at the Palmer 
Nes« home Friday. 

Mr. and Mrs. Max Krause were 
callers at the AuguBt Krause home 
in Thief River Falls Saturday. 

Sophus Ness was a social caller 
at the Jesse Bakke home Wednes- 
day evening. 

Mrs. Ed Timm, iwho haR been a 
patient at a hospital In Thief 
River^ Falls, returned to her home' 
Sunday. - 

Visitors at the Alvin Nelson 
home Thursday evening were Mr. 
and Mrs. E. A. Yonke, sons Earl 
and Everett, daughter Marina, and 
.Gladys Eide. 


Annual Meeting- of 

■ ; Shipping Association Held 

Last Monday afternoon in the 
village hall the Community Ship- 
ping Association of Plummex held 
their {annual meeting. Officers and 
directors were_£lccted for the com- 
ing year and routine business was 
transacted. Members re-elected 
■officers and directors .as follows: 
Fred I Measner, president; George 
Hesse, secretary-treasurer; Arthur 
Chistopherson, Elmer Lee and J. 
Sorenson, directors; L. J. Hesse, 

George Hesse, secretary-treas- 
urer, ; reported a very successful 
year, ' paying its patrons $24,867.- 
30. Twenty-two carload K and one 
truckload were shipped. The ship- 
ments consisted of 33 calves, 535 
hogs, 1 409 cattle, asd 470 sheep, 
making a total of 1,570 animals; 
totalling 465,805 pounds. . 

ilVoodmen Camp 3Ieets 

The regular monthly meeting of 
the Ladies and Men's Woodman 
camp was held in the Lodge room 
Tuesday evening, Dec. 27. Instal- 
lation <;f officers had 'been plan- 
ned 'but because of the sickness, 
it was postponed to a later date. 
At the close of the evening Mis. 
A. H; Carlson and Miss Myrtle 
Hanson ssrved a very delicious 


Door Keys, Yule Keys and Auto- 
mobile Keys for ?ill makes of 
Oars, including 19S7 models, and 
keys for any kind of a lock,. 

made on short notice at 

Havel's Key & Gun Shop 

407 Arnold Ave. SoJ Phone 343-.I 


Osteopathic Physician 

and] Surgeon 

- Acute and Cluronic Diseases 

Diseases of j Women and Children 

Piles arid; Ynricsse Veins 

Treated Without Operation 

Northern State Rank 

Thief River Falls, Minn. 

"Miscellaneous Shower' 
The Birthday members and sev- 
eral friends honored Mrs. Lester 
Olson Wednesday -at a miscellan- 
eous shower at the ] home of Mrs. 
Oscar Gunstad.- -Mrs. Olson receiv- 
ed a number of lovely gifts and 
lunch was served. ■ 


were held Sunday. 

passed away. Funeral se-rvie'es 


l'lummer Independents Lose 

To Thief River Falls 

In a clean, fast game, the Thief 
River. Falls Independents defeated 
the high-scoring Plummer Inde- 
pendents rather easily Tuesday 
evening. Dec. 27. The- score was 
41 to| 27. ■ ' 

The l:ng range shooting of the 
Thief River team combined with 
their 1 rapid ball passing and clean 
ball handling proved to_o much for 
tbe Plummer quint. For Thief 
River, Gabrielson, Cameron and 
Lee played" good (ball, while the 
work of Brekkle, St. Marie, Karl- 
stad and IJanson sto:-d out for tbe 
Plummer quint. 

Thief River was always out in 
front, althocgh at one time in the 
last [quarter it looked as though 
Plummer might come from behind 
to win the game. Reinforcements 
in, the pei'sans cf Lee and Barr 
saved the game. 

therh states and Mexico. They are 
a s yet uncertain as- to when they 
will return. 

Mrs. A. H. Langlle and Mrs. J. 
Jackson visited Tuesday with Mrs. 
Gertrude St. Louis, who has been 
confined to her home with bron- 
chitis. Mrs. St. Louis 13 much im- 
proved at this writing. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Beaudry 
and daughter Audrey, returned to 
ther home in Brooks after spend- 
ing the week- 'end at the home or 
the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. 
Ted Lemieux. 

Plummer people have been very 
genercus contributors to the Red" 
Cross to relieve flood sufferers. 

Miss Joyce Pahlen of Red Lake 
Falls spent the week end at her 
home here. 

Miss Myrtl e . Hanson entertain- 
ed the Polly-Ann Sewing Club at 
her home on Wednesday evening. 
Sewing and whist were the : diver- 
sions of the evening. Miss; Doro- 
thy Johnscn won high score while 
Miss Anna Neudecker received 
low. Lunch was served by the 

Miss Ruth Albrecht, Mrs. Geo 
St. Lewis, and' -Miss Myrtle Han- 
son spent Sunday visiting in Er- 

Mis q Helen Burke spent the 
week end at her home in Bemidji. 

Mr. and Mrs. Severin Hanson 
motored to Thief River Falis on 
Monday morning to 'be present at 
the christening of their twin 
grand daughters, Evelyn Lorraine 
and Shirley AnnJ Storvick. Th-.- 
sponsors were the grandparents, 
Mr. and Mrs. Severin Hanson, and 
Mr. and 'Mrs. Peter Storvick. Rev. 
Lerchl of Oklee officiated." The 
twms, daughters, of Mr. and Mrs. 
Eng. Storvick were able to leave 
tile hospital Monday for their 
home, at Red Lake Falls. 

Mrs. Roy H:lseth an., daughter 
Ardith of Grand Fork.? st^n- pare 
of last wee-k here visk-.i^ with 
Mr. Hoiseth. Ho .s manager of 
Morr..ssLLt^'s Quality Store while 
wiity are vacationing in the south- 

Mr. and Mrs. Gust Craft and son 
Neil, Mrs. Leah Quesnell and Mr. 
and Mrs. Jack Breggeman and 
family were dinner guests of Mr. 
and Mrs. J. I. Jackson. Sunday, 
Jan. 31. 

Jack Pahlen returned from the 
Twin Cities Sunday morning. He 
: spent the- past week with his wife 
who is a patient at the Eitel hos- 
pital where ..she" submitted to a 
major operation the first part of 
the week. We are- all glad to hear 
that she is recovering. * 

Mr. and Mrs. Lambert Hesse 
were Sunday evening visitors at 
the home- oi 'Mr. and Mrs. James 

An NYA project was started the 
first of this week wnereby several 
young men and women were yiv- 
en part time- w:rk in Plummer. 

Saugstuen celebrate his- fiftieth 
birthday anniversary. 

Lida Monson spent the week end 
at the home of her sister and 
brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. John 

Mr. and* Mrs. Marvin Sandherg 
and daughter a na Mrs - Hans Han- 
son and daughter Dc-rothy visited 
at the Rev. Hanson home Friday 

Mx. and Mrs. Harry Engen and 
family vist&d" with relatives in 
Thief River Falls Sunday. 

Miss Eunice Johnson, primary 
grades teacher here, spent the 
week end at her. home in Newfol- 

A fairly large crowd attended 
Luther League in the 'Nazareth 
Lutheran church parlors Sunday 
evening. A good program was ren- 
dered, after which lunch was serv- 
ed bjr the Misd'ames O. H.. 'Nohre, 
Oscar Moline and Chas. Sa'ndberg. 

A large crowd attended the wed- 
ding dance given by Mr. and Mrs. 
Lawrence Christianson Saturday 
evening. Mr. and Mrs. Christian- 
son were presented with a -cash 
purse at the close of the evening. 

R:y Sorum,-' who has been in 
Minneapolis for som& time, arrived* 
here this week. 

Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Moline and 
daughter, Donna visited at the G. 
Williams home at Greertbush on 




Bed lake Falls-St. Hllllire Game 

The St. Hilair^ High School 
basket ball team motored to Red* 
Lake' Falls Friday : evening, where 
the local lads met tiie team there 

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Thief RiTer Falls, Minnesota 

Edward Bratrnd, F. A. C. S. 

Consultation — Surgery — Urology 

Dr. A. M. Smith. X-Ray | . 

Dr. L G. Culver. Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat 
Dr. C. W. Froats, Obsterics and Gynecology 
Dr. R. V. Sherman, Internal Medicine. 
Dr, E. M. [ Sorenson, Pediatrics 
B. I. Frollana, Business Manager 


• ' T~ ' " * 

Henry Lappagard spent a few- 
days at the University j Hospital .in 
Minneapolis last week.; He return- 
ed home Friday. 

David Droits, Ruehen Styrlund, 
Casr-i" Shevland and : Rev. Bow- 
man of Viking attended the YPS' 
meeting at the Mission church on 
Friday evening. The Quartet gave 
three numbers on the program. 

Emil Anderson motored to "War- 
ren: Friday to attend a Soil Con- 
servation meeting held, there. 

p. Nestrud wa«t a caller at the 
H. Itye home Tuesday. 

Ole Skaar "was a (business call- 
er at: the John Bloom home Friday. 

John Nakken of i Minneapolis 
spent several days with his fath- 
er, [Gust Nakken last [week. 

Mrs. Henry Lappagard visited 
at the Jnhn Bloom home Friday. 

Mrs. John Thompson and Miss 
Alice Johnson, teacher at the Co- 
lumousi school visited at the home 
oE itr. and Mrs. Henry Rye Wed- 
nesday evening. 

■Miss Alice Mellen spent several 
days at the Bmil Anderson home 
last week. *_ -J 

The Misses Myrtle Stromoerg 
and VeTna, Sagmoen visited with 
Miss Irma Anderson Tuesday. 

Whist Club -.Entertained 

Mrs. John 'Xorhy was hostess- 
to the Whist Cluh at her home on 
Wednesday afternoon. Several of 
the regular members were aosent 
but had sent substitutes in- their 
places, .so the- usual four tables 
were played. Mrs. James Jackscn 
wen high score, while Mrs. Paul 
La Voie received low. A simple 
'but delicious luncheon closed the- 


The Doctor from Roseatf was 
called to the home of Arron Pier- 
son Monday, where the oldest boy 
has been sick for some time. 

Mrs. Oscar Knutsoii has been 
staying at the home -c-f her dauga- 
ter, Mrs.. Lawrence Holland, dur- 
ing Mrs. Holland's illness. 

Charlie Dedrick, who is work- 
ing in the CCC camp at Thief 
Lake, was home over the- week 

, Terno Alstrom attended the 
Soil Conservation meeting held at 
Gatzke Tuesday, Jan. 12. 

Eleanor, Edna, Vernon and Al- 
vin Ostlunrf called at the Evans 
home Sunday. 

Alex Janoski has 'been sick with 
the n\u fcr some time. We are glad 
to hear h? expects to be up and 
around soon. 

Geda Reisberg and Everett West- 
bere called at the Oscar Knutson 
home Sunday. 

Harry Evans motored to the 
home of his uncle, Sammy Shaier 
of Grygla Sunday where he will 
be employed for some time. 

Thd sn:w plow came out ''or 
the first ' time Friday and. opened 
up Branch A- 

Geda Kelsbsrg, teacher in the 
Elm Park School, motored to her 
home in Middle River Saturday to 
spend the week end. 

State of Minnesota ) 

County of Pennington ) 


In the Matter of the • Estate of 
W. A. Mclntyre, Decedent. 

The petition of Richrd G. Ma- 
bey, as representative of the above 
named decedent, together with, his- 
linal account of the administration 
of said estate, having been filed in 
this Court, representing, among 
other things, that he has fully ad- 
ministered said estate, and pray- 
ing that said final- account of said 
administration be examined, ad- 
justed and allowed by the Court, 
and tltat the Court make and enter 
it? final decree of distribution of 
the residue of the estate of said de- 
cedent to the persons entitled 

It Is Ordered, That said petition - 
be heard, and said final account ex- 
amined, adjusted and allowed, by 
the Court, at the Probate Court 
Rooms in the Court House, in the 
City of Thief River Fall3 County 
of Pennington State of Minnesota, 
on the 20th day of Fehruary, 1937, 
at ten o'clock A. M., and that not- 
ice hereof be- given by the publi- 
cation of this order in the Tri- 
Ccurity Forum and by mailed not- 
ice according to law. 

Dated January 23, 1937. 

By the Court, 
Andrew Bottelson, 

Probate Judge. . 

(Probate Court Seal) 
Perl W. Mabey, - 

Attorney for Petitioner. 
■ (Jan 28-Feb. 4-11, 1937) 




101 North Enight Avenue I 
350 Thief River -Falls 

Mr. and Mrs. Anton Larson and 
children were Sunday visitor* at 
the Peter Larson home near St. 
Hilalre ! 

Mrs. Elmer Geslte was a raller 
at the Fred Koop home Monday. 

Mrs. Wm. Ristan spent Tuesday 
visiting at the heme of her moth- 
er. Mrs. Hose Votaya, oi Thief 
River Falls. j 

Ernest i Swenson was a Friday 
evening caller at the Peter Ness 
home. i I : ■ . . 

Overnight guestB at the *<• A. 
Yonke home Thursday evening 
Tvere Miss Gladys Eide and Mar- 
ina Yonke oi Thlet River' Palls. 

•Mij. and Mrs. A. C. Jahr of Thief 
Riveri Falls ■ wera callers at the 
Ludyig Peterson home Wednesday. 
» Ernest! Krause called at the 

DR. H. J. rice 
; ! Dentist 

! ! Northern State Bant 
Special attention glrcn to effrac- 
tion! and! plate work.; 

tX-BAT Diagnosis 

Eugene Jaspers and A. M. Rip- 
ple were Red Lake Falls visitors 
Monday evening". Mr. Ripple ret- 
ereed a basket ball game between 
the Independent teams of Red 
Lake Falls and Fosston. 

Clarence Johns en and A. H. 
Carlson left by car Wednesday for 
a combined business and pleasurs 
trip i to the Twin Cities. 

A group of boys and girls en- 
joyed a sleigh ride 'party Tuesday 

Mr. and Mrs. Gust Craft and 
Mrs. John Greemvald visited with 
•Mrs! Erick' Craft at St. Vincent's 
Hospital in Crookstcn "Wednesday. 
Mrs. Craft, had submitted to a 
major operation tout: is well on the 
road to recovery. 

H. J. Enderle left via train on 
Monday evening fCT St. Cloud, to 
attend the funeral of his sister, 
Miss Louise Enderle. H e returned 
"Wednesday evening. 

Charles Hogan of- Brooks ib the 
relief operator for A. H. Carlson. 

Friends- of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph 1 
Rice of Minneapolis leaned they 
had returned from a six weeks va- 
cation in Florida. On there return 
they drove through many mileB of 
flood waters and were glad to he 
safely back in Minnesota again. 

Miss Alice Lemieux visited with 
herl: sister, Mrs. 'Ralph Beaudry of 
Brooks over the week end. 

fair.' and Mrs. Lloyd Jorgenson 
spent Monday visiting relative* in 
Red Lake Falls. 

Mrs. Art Carlson left fby tram 
Thursday evening to join her hus- 
hand in the Twin Cities. They plan 
to' jreturn. the fore part of this 

Rev. Father Zellekins returned 
Friday from his extended vacation 

tHehner Langlie returned to 
Nestor Falls, Canada j Wednesday 
after visiting -with Ills parents, 
Mr J and Mrs. O. H. Langlie. 

Mrs. A H. Carlson and Miss 
Monica Willett spent Wednesday 
evening in Red Lake ; Falls. 

Miss Rita Willett \ spent the 
wekk end in Cra'okston visiting 
her sister and* brother, Marietta 
and Andrew rWillett. ; 

^Ir. and Mrs. Alctd Morrissette 
and daughter La Verne are en- 
joying their vacation in the -sou- 

: Birthday l'arty 

Gladys Sanoden celebrated her. 
birthday at her h:me Friday eve-' 
ning. Those ■ present were: Greta: 
Frederickson, Beaulah Bennes, 
Bettie Hamlin, Eunice Johnson, 
Jeanette JLarman, Caroline Aspe- 
lin, AlbE-rt Fredericks :>n, Lyn Mil- 
ler, .Cligord Johnson, George Kar- 
vonen and E. O. Nybakken. 

Mrs. Iver Larson and sens, Mar- 
vin and Irvin, Mrs. Gust Peterson 
and Doris Larson visited iat the 
Hjalmer Peterson home Wednes. 
day afternoon to help Mrs; Peter- 
son celebrate her birthday. 

Rev. and Mrs. T. C. L. Hanson 
spent Tuesday evening at the Ar- 
thur Krogen home. 

Mrs. Clarence Larson and son 
Allan and Mrs.. T. C. L. Hanson 
visited ixi the Edgar 01s:n home 
Wednesday afternoon. 

Mrs. Chas. Sandherg visited at 
the George Fricker and Marvin 
Sandberg; homes Tuesday. 

Mrs. Hjalmer Peterson and !u-r 
daughter Lorna visited at the 
home °f Mrs. Lewis Wegge Tues- 
day evening. 

Miss Florence Sather of Oslo 
visited at the Clarence | Larson 
hohie M:nday. 

Mrs. Ole Backlund visited at the 
Chas. Hagglund home Wednesday. 
Hans H